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Ifeanyi Ubah hails FCT FA on Principals Cup

26 August 2015, 08:41

Abuja -


Dr Ubah who spoke in Nnewi when some members of the FCT Principals Cup committee visited him in his home town, said: “I have decided to key into the programmes of the FCT Football Association, because they have a genuine interest and passionate interest in developing the game of football from the grassroots. This also becomes necessary because I am a product of such grassroots football competitions. I was a member of the Anambra State Academical team, and the Anambra State YSFON team. My breakthrough in life came through my involvement in these grassroot programmes. So, I am always ready to assist in development of the game at that level.”

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“I want to use this medium to call on every other State Football Associations to revert back to these grassroot programmes. That is the only place where we can get the real raw talents. I once again commend the FCT FA for their initiative on the competition, and their desire to look beyond the government funding. That shows their sincerity in sustaining the programme, and passion of purpose.”

He thanked the FCT FA for the award that was given to him last month.

“I don't collect awards, neither do I collect Chieftaincy titles, but I have to accept that of the FCT FA because this has to do with my contributions to empowering of the Youths through sports. I thank you very much for that gesture,” he said.

Earlier, the Chairman of the FCT Principals Cup Committee Mr Patrick Ngwaogu had congratulated Dr Ifeanyi Ubah for his installation as the National Patron of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), and said that has justified the merit award given to him by the FCT FA for his contributions to sports development and youth empowerment in country.

He further intimated him on the concept of the FCT Principals cup, and the desire to ensure its sustainability. He used the opportunity to invite him to the opening ceremony of the competition which has been slated for Tuesday 12th October 2015.

- News24

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