FIFA and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), delegation have inspected the proposed site for the FIFA Goal Project in Bauchi and presented the Mandela trophy won by Super Eagles, to Governor Isa Yuguda and Emir of Bauchi Alhaji Rulwanu Suleiman Adamu.
FIFA and Africa Development Manager, Francesco Brescoli, shortly after inspecting the site on Thursday, thanked the Bauchi State Government for allocating the plot of land for the project, saying FIFA is ready to finance the project.
According to him, “Nigeria is a sports loving country that FIFA cannot afford to ignoreand I want to assure you that the contract document for the construction of the FIFA Goal Project will be sign in few weeks.
He also added that when the project is completed, it would go a long way in discovering a lot of sports talents and would promote sporting activities in the State.
The NFF boss Alhaji Aminu Maigari said the project would go a long way, in the development of youths, not only in the state but the entire North-East geo-political zone.
He also said NFF and FIFA are grateful to Bauchi State Government for allocating the plot of land for the project, saying three of such projects are about to be constructed in Nigeria.
In his remarks, Governor Isa Yuguda reiterated the commitment of his administration to the development and promotion of all sporting activities in the State and the nation as a whole.
The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Sagir Saleh, said it is on record that the state has hosted national and international competitions, some of which includes the FIFA under-17 World Cup and FIFA U-20 World Youth Championship.
He also added that the State Government has committed huge resources towards provision of standard sporting facilities, which has earned Governor Yuguda an award by FIFA during the 2009 Under-17 World Cup.
He maintained that due to the State Government’s deliberate effort to promote sporting activities, the present administration has requested and obtained approval, for the take off of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium from the Federal Government to ensure proper utilization of the facility and assured that the his administration will continue to support all positive initiative of FIFA through NFF.
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