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Trade Fair/Expo, NNOEP others stages Football Talent Hunt in Abuja



In it’s desire to engage the teeming youth in the country, the Nigeria International Trade Fair/Expo organizers would be hosting the Nigeria Non-Oil Exportable Products in Nigeria and other foreign Countries with a two days football talent Hunt scheduled from 16th to 17th May in the Nigeria Capital Territory.

The talent Hunt has its Theme; “Diversification as catalyst to our National Development”.

In a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Engineer Innocent Ogu said the talent hunt initiative at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja will not only help discover talent but it will attract investment
opportunities to Nigeria.

“Football being one of the Special Non-oil products has been taken very seriously and we are keen to see its development.

“We are going to fixture Football matches in all the destinations where we are exhibiting the Nigerian Non-Oil exportable products (Malta, Brazil,
South Korea, Mexico, and Turkey). Our selected football players during
the talent hunt exercise would play with the counterpart players of the
destination clubs.

“We want to showcase our boys for international engagements, contracts
and Professionalism.

“Consequently, we are calling for Football Talented Youths between the
ages of 18 to 25 years to come in numbers and participate in this two day exercise as selection will be based on merit.
According to him, the main events which is scheduled for June 21- 23 will start with an exposition at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja, with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF); Boss Mustapha set to declare the event open.

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Ekiti FA Congratulates Flying Eagles’ Tolulope Ojo On WAFU Cup Heroics



By Akeem Busari 

Ekiti State Football Association has congratulated fast rising forward Tolulope Ojo for his historic feats during the just concluded WAFU U20 Championship held in Niger.

The fast paced attacker featured only in the semi final and the final matches of the competition. 

The Flying Eagles defeated Benin 3-1  in the final to emerge winners and qualify for the AFCON U-20 Championship slated to hold later year in Egypt. And with Ekiti State born and Remo Stars’ attacker Tolulope Ojo scoring a brace in the final match. 

Speaking with Nigeria Sports Centre, Ekiti FA Boss Bayo Olanlege, expressed his happiness on feat of the team, just as he was particularly thrilled by the performances of Ojo, who was discovered during one of the schools football tournaments in the state and then exposed to grassroots club football before he went ahead to don colours of Ekiti United, Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars. 

” We congratulate the Flying Eagles for emerging winners of the WAFU U20 Cup. However, it is more gratifying to note that our own ‘son’ Tolulope Ojo was the hero of the final match. We are indeed, proud of him and happy with his achievements so far,” the youthful football administrator remarked. 

“We also believe that the heroics of Ojo is a testament to the determination of the FA to develop grassroots football in the state and build a sustainable and longer lasting football ecosystem,” he stated confidently. 

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