Kano Pillars Begin Africa Title Chase ..As proprietress Alleges Schools Hire Mercenaries
Nigeria’s representative on the continental scene, Kano Pillars football club flagged off their continental campaign with an impressive 5-1 humiliation of Olmpique Bagui, on Saturday evening at Sani Abacha stadium.
The ancient city lads made a mince meat of their opponents from Central African Republic in the first leg of the first journey in the campaign for Africa’s most wanted club side prize.
The management of the Kano side has rewarded each player and members of technical with a 500 US dollars wining bonus.
The media officer of the Kano soccer warlords said,“each player received 500 US dollars for the victory and the General manager is working on a possible addition to motivate the team to do more and to also sustain the level of performance they have shown so far,” he said.
“Both teams played very well on Saturday in Kano, the God of soccer was on our side and we were able to secure the victory, by beating our opponents from Central Africa 5-1, and we are all very happy,”
..As proprietress Alleges Schools Hire Mercenaries for Sport
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
An Abuja based private school proprietress, Mr Christy Emudu has urged the Federal Government to set up a special fund from which monies realized would be utilized in addressing the problem of near absence of sports facilities in Nigerian schools.
“The response to funding from the private and corporate sector to schools’ sports sector is at zero level, and this is from where the champions are supposed to commence their journey to stardom,”
“Outside problems like mercenaries, the government through the relevant agencies needs to create a special fund, for the development of facilities in school sports and the funds should also be able to assist in the nurturing of these talents, academically and sporting wise.” She said.
According to her, the hiring of mercenaries by schools, during national schools sports competition is the pest behind the malfunction of school competitions to manufacture the expected future stars for the country,.
Emudu made the remarks at the 3rd edition of the Excellent Kiddies Inter House school sports event, held in Abuja.
In her words “The biggest challenge that has affected school sports is the hiring of mercenaries, during competitions, as a school proprietress, I am in position to have seen it happen and it keeps happening,”
“The sporting authorities must come forward and help to fix this problem, we are crying about the shortage in fresh talents, the schools that should be the production ground is longer one, because many school rely on mercenaries,” she said.