In line with the mandate of the sports minister towards youth and sports development and amidst his very tight schedule, he graced the closing ceremony of the LMC/ LaLiga Partnership traning for youth coaches, today, 7th Of February 2020 at the Moshood Abiola Stadium.
The Honourable Minsiter while speaking at the ceremony, stated that at the focal point of football and sports development are the coaches, their role in sports is key and that the point the youth coaches are is the most critical as it forms the base for the fundamentals of sports development in Nigeria.
“ It is a fact that at the very heart of sports development are the coaches, when you talk about the technical depth of our teams and players it rests with the coaches and it starts from the grassroot”
“The chief talent hunter” as he called himself today, was impressed at the training so far and he stated that it would from next edition extend to more persons and other sports too. He also talked about the Ministry’s Talent Hunt Programme (THP) beginning in March,2020 which would feature young talents across the nation.
It is interesting to note that the LMC/LaLiga training has been on for Four years consecutively and for the very first time it had the Honourable Minister grace it’s closing ceremony. Indeed, Sunday Dare is up to see that sports development in Nigeria attains a greater height.
By Betty Akota