Dalung urges FG to concentrate on developing grassroots sports



former Minister of Youth and sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, on Friday in Abuja urged Federal to concentrate more in developing  grassroots sports.

Dalung said this at closing ceremony of third edition of AMAC Football Coaches Councils #Unity Cup at the Area 3 Football pitch. said the youth should be engaged in football competitions to keep them busy.

oganisers have a wonderful visions on what it takes to developed sports in Nigeria.  “Competitions like this will minimise some of security challenges confronting us in country.


 “I think  every should look into this direction of grassroots than spending so much money on professional or elite football which more or less an investment on people who can  stand on their own,”  said.


 The former Minister said  investment on the of grassroots sports need in all parts of the country.  

 “I think we take our investment in sports industry, grassroots will  minimise the security challenge confronting us.

 “You could see the youth population here that engaged and at the end of the match you could see the joy into the match.

“I’m happy to see these youth, talented young players, playing in this final competition. This gives me hope for the  future,” the former Minister said.

congratulate the winners of the third edition of the competition for the work well done.

“The second runners up, they have to work hard and  to come back next time the sky their stepping stone,” he said.

NAN reports  that while only two teams participated in the competition, 20 teams participated in the male competition.

The third edition of the AMAC football coaches councils #Unity Cup  2021 started on May 18. (NAN)