PRESIDENTIAL SPORTS FIESTA TO PRODUCE MORE KADUNA BORN FOOTBALL STARS FOR NIGERIA NATIONAL TEAMS
April, 29 2023.
By Michael Obasi.
Ex International and Special Assistant on Sports to Nigeria President Daniel Amokachi Lawal says the successful hosting of the Presidential Sports Fiesta Football Tournament in Kaduna is another tournament that will produce future stars for the National teams.
The Former Super Eagles attacker who himself was once discovered in Kaduna said the tournament was another avenue to showcase the football talents scattered across the state.
According to the man popularly known as the Bull " some of us were discovered like this many years ago here in Kaduna and so I am particularly excited for this project".
"Kaduna has produced several players for the Nigeria National teams and I am very confident that in the nearest future some of these young boys that featured in this tournament will be scattered across Europe and the National teams", he added.
Six Grassroot football teams across the Crocodile State participated in the tournament organized by Daniel Amokachi alongside the Daniel Amokachi Foundation with support from the Office of the President, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports , the Nigeria Football Federation and the Kaduna state Government.
The teams are Kaduna North , Kaduna South , Birnin Gwari, Chukum, Igabi and Team Zaria with Team Igabi emerging Champions.
The team defeated Kaduna North 2-0 in the final.
Participating teams have hailed the organisers of the event following the level of organisation where all the players were kitted with each team going up with One Hundred and Fifty Thousand aside free accomodation and feeding.
For emerging Champions Team Igabi got Two Hundred and fifty thousand Naira while Kaduna North went up with Two Hundred Thousand Naira.
The Football event was the continuation of the Presidential Sports Fiesta that started with an U19 Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament.