The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Football Association (FA) Chairman, Alhaji Musa Saeed Talle has called on corporate organizations in the country to support the various relevant organs in development of football in the country, saying government alone cannot move the country’s football beyond where it is presently.
He said if the various corporate organizations and individuals fail to join hands with the various sporting bodies in the country to genuinely sponsoring talent hunt programmes at the grassroots the dwindling fortune of the nation sports sector will continue unabated.
According to him “it is a known fact that no country can develop its football with less emphasis on grassroots football development. This is so because the grassroots remains the fulcrum of football development in any country,” he stated.
He frowned on the approach of most corporate sponsors who are always waiting by the door to appreciate and identify with recorded success, instead of contributing to recording success. He commended MTN for lending their support to the on- going Gwagwalada Grassroots League and called on others to emulate the telecommunication giant.
The FA boss spoke in Gwagwalada Abuja, when the telecommunication outfit, MTN came to present various gifts and souvenir to the Gwagwalada Local Football Association as part of their contribution to? the on- going Gwagwalada Football League (Gwa’s League). He was represented at the occasion by an FCT FA Board member, Patrick Ngwaogu.
Speaking at the occasion, MTN Customer Consultant Sales and Distribution Manager, AdeyinkaAdeniyi said MTN is genuinely committed to the development of football at various levels especially the grassroots. He promised that their organization would do more to ensure that Nigeria youths are empowered in the round leader game.
Receiving the items on behalf of Gwagwalada Local Football Council, Chairman Sanda Ahmed Adamu appreciated the organization for the gesture, while calling on them to embrace the Gwagwalada Football League which has 22 teams to the fullest. The League which is in two divisions is in final rounds.