…Says they have a silent structure to produce more World class Players like Osimhen and Messi
The FCT Football Association has revealed that the alleged rumors of the mystery of the club Yum Yum FC is very laughable .
Secretary of the FCT FA Haruna Ilerika said Yum Yum is an Abuja based Football Academy and it’s a bonafide affiliate of the Football Association.
” I am surprised that people are asking question about Yum Yum FC because they are our affiliate and are one of the Academies who are even up to date with their fees and responsibilities”.
” I can understand that they are not one of the old Academies around but the Management of the Academy has a very good structure from what they have shown us”, he said.
“I can tell you for free that they are one of the Academies that are very focus on catching young talents from the streets and giving them a chance”.
“I am not even surprise that the Captain of the Nigeria Flying Eagles team Daniel Bameyi is doing well in Argentina because he is one of the guys I predicted will go far from the players I have seen at the Academy”.
“I think from now many will start hearing more of Yum Yum FC because they still have some hidden young talents that have the potential to become the next Victor Osimhen in the future”.
“One thing about the Academy that really impressed us at the FA aside their organised structure is their financial support for talents on the street”.
“They give alot of Financial incentives to footballers from the street and we have attended several of their programs like that which for us is very commendable”, he stressed.
The impressive performance of Daniel BAMEYI at the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup has seen him become a target for Europeans clubs and many who don’t know much about the player are asking question about the profile of his club ,YUM YUM FC of Abuja.
NYG 2023: FG Charges Participants to compete Fairly In Spirit of Unity
As the 2023 National Youth Games kicks off, the Federal Government has called on participants in the country to ensure they compete fairly in the spirit of Unity of the nation.
The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu gave the charge today when he declared open the 7th edition of the National Youth Games holding in Asaba, the Delta State Capital.
The President stated that the aim of the games which was conceived in 2013 was to reposition sports at the grassroots level and to facilitate the discovery of budding talents in the country.
Represented by the Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, the President stated further that National Youth Games serves as an effective platform for talent identification and development as well as a level playing ground for young athletes to achieve excellence in sports and not necessarily to compete for the purpose of winning medals alone.
He explained that the Games was designed not only to enhance and elevate sports globally and regionally, but also to establish a standard for athletes’ succession from one generation to another and enable for athletes participation in their community development as well as reinvigorate national unity and collaboration amongst them.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu informed that his administration is committed to the development of sports in the country and that was why he specifically created the Ministry of Sports Development and assigned a colossus administrator, Senator John Owan Enoh to drive its affairs, in line with the policy thrust of government.
The aim he added, is to ensure that sports move from mere recreation to job creation, thereby providing opportunities for poverty reduction amongst our youth, both male and female through government’s agenda of inclusiveness thus, improving on the security of our dear nation.
The President who congratulated Delta State Government for hosting the games urged officials and athletes to compete with the spirit of fairness and togetherness, while putting the interest of the nation ahead.
He wished the athletes a fruitful competition.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Executive Governor of Delta State Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori stated that since inception, the National Youth Games has proven to be a cost effective and reliable tool to promote national unity, advance development and peace at both national and sub-national levels.
He observed that if this is effectively harnessed, sports has the power to positively impact on the economic and social wellbeing of any society.
Sports, he noted, *plays a great role in the realization of development and peace, in its promotion of tolerance and respect, and the contributions it makes to the empowerment of women and of young people, individuals and communities, not to mention its health, education and social inclusiveness objectives.
The Governor noted further that the belief of the Deltans on these ideals was unshakeable and that is why he.said,*the Government of Delta State has continued to make its resources available to host national and international sporting competitions
In 2018, he added, the state hosted the African Senior Athletics Championship, and in November 2022, the 21st National Sports Festival.
Gov. Oborevwori reiterated that the Stephen Keshi Stadium has become a venue of choice for hosting national football championships, as Delta is becoming the beehive of sports in Nigeria.
He assured all participants of a peaceful and exciting games as security personnel, protocol officers, traffic management teams, and volunteers are on ground to ensure a peaceful, safe and secure environment for free and fair competition.
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