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Establishing Football Club Reflects Dare's Undying Character as a Sportsman - Mutiu Adepoju Applauds

April, 2 2024.

Former Super Eagles captain, Mutiu Adepoju has commended Chief Sunday Dare's passion for sports development in Nigeria, as he applauded the establishment of Black Scorpion FC, a brain child of Dare.


Adepoju, a former national team captain, lauded Dare's commitment to sports, stating, "Dare has shown tremendous passion for sports in Nigeria. It is understood that he did a lot when he was the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, but his continuous passion for sports development till date means he has an undying love for sports. Owning a football club is a capital-intensive venture, and he is doing it."


Black Scorpion FC already boasts a strong foundation in terms of structure and organization. With a dedicated camp, a coaster bus, and well-produced sets of jerseys and training kits, the club demonstrates professionalism, a quality emblematic of Dare's leadership ethos, according to Adepoju.


Dare's investments in sports infrastructure have earned him widespread acclaim. From remodeling the table tennis arena to facilitating upgrades for basketball and volleyball courts, as well as investing in the roofing of the Soun stadium, Dare's initiatives have significantly elevated sporting facilities across the region. This proactive approach to sports development sets a precedent for leadership by example and marks a significant victory for Ogbomoso, Oyo State, and Nigeria as a whole.


The unveiling ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Ghandi Olaoye, who served as the special guest of honour.


Other dignitaries included Nigeria ex-internationals and football stakeholders, such as Olademeji Lawal, former chairman of Kwara United, Henry George, and Oladunni Oyekale, former coach of the Flying Eagles, amongst others.


The establishment of Black Scorpion FC signifies another milestone in Dare's enduring commitment to uplifting communities and fostering sports development in Nigeria. The club is poised to make its mark in the Nationwide League One, with their debut match scheduled for this weekend.

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