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Adamawa YSFON holds coaching clinic in Hong

[FILES] A total of 36 coaches, drawn from all the 12 wards in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

A total of 36 coaches, drawn from all the 12 wards in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, are expected to participate in a three-day coaching clinic for grassroots football coaches organised by the Adamawa State Chapter of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON).

The clinic, which kicked off on Saturday, will end today at the Exams Hall Government Secondary School, Hong. With the theme, ‘Train the Trainers,’ the clinic is being sponsored by the President of Volleyball Federation of Nigeria, Engr. Musa Nimrod.

According to a statement by the organisers, the clinic is aimed at preparing the coaches for the forthcoming inter-wards football competition slated for January 2020 amongst all the 12 Wards in Hong Local Government Area.

It announced that the resource persons would be led by YSFON Technical Director, Coach Abdulgafaru Agboola, who will speak on such topics as psychology, sports aids, and principles of football, talent hunt, and grassroots coaching skills.  

Seasoned referees will also be on hand to handle them on the Laws of the game.

Meanwhile, chairman of Adamawa State Chapter of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria, Clement Shobore has commended the sponsor of the clinic, Musa Nimrod for deeming it fit to organise the clinic aimed at improving the technical skills of the coaches.

“We at Adamawa YSFON are happy with the sponsor for his commitment towards the development of grassroots coaches. We believe that the clinic will help in upgrading the knowledge of our coaches on the modern techniques of football as well as impact positively on the development of grassroots football not only in Hong Local Government Area but the entire Adamawa State,” he said.

Shobore appealed to other well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the sponsor and organise more of such clinics in order to help the development of the coaches.

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