By Femi Atolagbe
Ondo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Bamidele Ologun has affirmed the readiness of the current administration to support football and other sports development.
He said the three year contract agreement between Sunshine Stars and Moyero group was affirmation of the state’s government to develop football and other sports in the state.
Ologun stated this at the end of four days partnership scouting programme between Sunshine Stars and Moyero FC.
According to him, “before we signed the contract with Moyero group, we knew it was going to be a great outing.
Mr governor is always ready to support youth and sports’ development”
Investment in Sunshine Stars/Queens could not be done alone,on this note we are calling on interested sports developers to partner with the government to develop the sector.”
The Chief Executive Officer CEO, Moyero group, Lanre Moyero said that it has always been in his dream to use sports especially football to generate fund and create employment for the youths.
He said partnership with Sunshine Stars is not limited to selling of players alone , adding it includes provision of equipment to the club to make it marketable worldwide .
He added: “The good thing is that our Swiss Italian agent has identified and picked some talents in the state and some of the identified players will travel to Europe in the next few days.
The Chief Operation Officer of Moyero FC, Akinsola Akinbobola said the partnership is a win- win for both sides and the players too.
He reiterated that the partnership is beyond selling of players, saying in the next couple of days more about the partnership would be manifesting.
The Agent commended the State Government and Moyero group for the reception extended to him, saying the intention of the partnership is good for both sides.
He said Ondo State and Nigeria at large are blessed with abundant talents, urging Government at all levels to invest more in facilities and equipment.