Nigeria’s Sport Ministry, FIFA agrees on youth football development

Posted On 31 Oct 2020
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Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare alongside Ministers from selected countries on Friday had an online meeting with the top brass of the World Football  Governing body, Fifa where it was agreed that a new course must be taken to ensure youth football development.


Speaking during the third edition of the Town Hall with Nigerian  Youths, Mr. Dare said “The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is working with the Nigerian  Football  Federation in collaboration with the La Liga to organize training for coaches. We have asked the NFF to expand this program to ensure that young coaches get proper training. I would take the message of Youth coaches training back to the NFF so that this can be expanded.



“The National Institute for Sports also trains quality coaches. We encourage  youths to attend regular pieces of training.”


Mr. Dare disclosed that” I had a meeting with  Fifa which wants to deepen youth involvement in football,  coaches, referees, grassroots and secondary schools. They also need to deepen the information network. I want to see more youths in the coaching crew of the Super Eagles, Flying Eagles, and other junior teams.


“We would continue to create opportunities for our youths”.




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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.