Nigeria: African Legacy Football To Assist Youths- Chairman


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By Peter Usman

African Legacy International Football Club has declared its preparedness to assist youths in the country to fulfill their destiny in life through sports.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, African Legacy International Football Club, Engr. Innocent Ogu, stated this on Wednesday at the occasion of “Talent Hunt Project” at the national stadium, Abuja.

Ogu asserted that despite the fact the football sporting activity has become part of African culture and tradition with huge investment potentials, there are still challenges of poor management, lack of adequate funding and police defect on the part of government.

He pointed out that African Legacy football club was not ignorant of these ills, adding that the club has resolved to carve a new beginning in Nigeria football history, by way of reinventing football values through adequate investment and partnership across the globe.

According to him, “We consider the football industry as a veritable instrument for sustainable national development and will ensure that the benefit of engaging in active football by every nation is also realized in Nigeria.”

Ogu stated that the roles of volunteers/supporters club in sporting activity cannot be underestimated as their roles have remained indispensable, saying that supporters club serves as a morale booster for both players and managers in every game.

He said, ‘African Legacy International Football Club believes that the basis for volunteerism do exist in traditional African culture if well harnessed  to realistically address the needs of football clubs across the globe”

 He however said that, youths if given opportunity of proper engagement through sporting activity, would serve the society appropriately.

“However, we consider our current efforts as a means of contributing to national development and part of our social responsibility to the Nigerian nation.

“We deeply appreciate the contributions of our current volunteers and supporters club, as we earnestly seek more volunteers in our quest for a very distinctive status in the global football family” he said.

Ogu disclosed that the club needs 50 players for now, but over 500 footballers seeking to be picked by the club were present at the football pitch, national stadium, Abuja.

Some dignitaries, who attended the occasion, were  Chairman, Eurotech, Mr. Guliana Cella, Nigerian First Olympic Gold Medalist, Chioma Ajunwa, Deputy Director, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sport, President, Ezenna Youth Football club, Fednard Uba,

Others are Prophet Biodun Lawal, General Overseer, Light of Glory Prophetic Ministry International, Mrs. Favour Edit Edet, President, Raphka Global Foundation, Mr. Michael Chukwunyerenwa, CEO Ages Dominus Events among others.

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