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Nigeria’s local council places investment hope on two young soccer protegees

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Two youngsters, Alade Favour Yinka and Agboola Ayomide Ife-Oluwa, from Isin, a municipality of Kwara, north central state of Nigeria, have earned full scholarship into the Kwara Football Academy, KFA, as part of the local council’s plan to invest more in elite sports.

Isin is home of Super Eagles and Nottingham Forest FC Striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, and according to the Transition Committee Chairman, TIC, of the council, Engnr Tunde Fadipe, the success of their illustrious son nationally and the premier League in England is a perfect template they hope to breplicate in the two boys.

Nigerian soccer exports are known to repatriate enormous resources from Europe and other lucrative leagues.

“With Awoniyi ‘s success, so much has come to Kwara in terms of FDI.

“This is the future we are building on with these boys and we are ready to give it all it takes to make these boys a success,” the TIC boss said on Monday at the KFA.

Engnr Fadipe also stated that the move to award the affected beneficiaries full scholarship is to sustain conducive atmosphere for human capital development.

Chairman Isin LG football Council, Dr Isaac Oloruntoba hailed TIC Chairman for commiting to human development through football other sports promotion, stating that with development, Isin is poised to produce many football stars like Awoniyi and others

Executive Chairman of the Sports Commission, implored other councils in the state to emulate the Isin Council TIC Chairman by sponsoring at least two each from other local governments to the academy to reduce the burden of players recruitment.

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