FCV gladiators football camp will add value to school sports, says Akinwunmi
The uniqueness of the maiden FCV Gladiators Football Camp has distinguished it from others in terms of adding value to school sports in Nigeria,Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi has said.
Akinwunmi, who believes other academies should take a cue from what FCV Gladiators Camp intends to add to sports, said globally, football and education must be combined well to mould a total child who can compete at global level.
“Sincerely, the emergence of the maiden FCV Gladiators Camp is really a progress and we have been preaching this for a very long while. We are very happy that this is happening as it is the only way to succeed because if we don’t take back sports to schools, we are only wasting our time,” the NFF helmsman said.
He added: “FCV Gladiators Camp has come in a unique way and different opportunity for the kids. They are clearly saying football and education must go hand-in-hand. There is no disguise and this is what other academies should come to say. Many of our academies are interested in the kids to become footballers without education but FCV is saying, play the game and get education.”
Speaking on the project, Chief Executive Officer of Advanta Interactive Limited, Efe Ojigbede said the camp would not only focus on football but emphasis the need for the participants to marry their football prowess with academics.“Football has been a passion across Nigeria and a lot of people got involved in the game at grassroots especially. But what we are looking at doing is to bring into fore education and football.
What matter the most for us is the education, we are not saying football alone but education and football because it is important we emphasis this,” Ojigbede said.
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