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Oyo State is doing well for Football – Pinnick

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says the state will key into the FIFA Connect Programme in order to discover upcoming football talents in the state.

Governor Makinde who stated this while hosting the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick said his administration was ready to work with the Nigerian Football Federation, to develop the sport in the state.

He expressed the determination of his administration to ensure that Oyo State got a share of the 600 billion dollars for sport sector for the massive investments on sports development.

The governor stated that his government would like to explore the opportunities available in the FIFA Connect Programme to discover talents in the state.

In a remark, the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, said that the remodeled Lekan Salami Stadium would be a destination for many football activities, assuring Governor Makinde that with the facilities the NFF team saw at stadium, it would get all the necessary accreditations.

Mr Pinnick tasked the state on proper office and IT systems to be part of the FIFA Connect Programme pointing out that the ongoing remodeling of the Adamasingba stadium is an added advantage for the state.

Our correspondent reports that Football Association chairmen from some neighbouring South-West states and former Super Eagles player, Mutiu Adepoju were part of the NFF visiting team to Governor Makinde.

Iyabo Adebisi

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