CFA’s ‘catch them young’ programme thrills NFF
First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi, has commended milk manufacturers, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, for its sponsorship of the Cowbell Football Academy (CFA), which, he said, has given the country’s youths a platform to hone their talents.
The CFA, according to the sponsors, aims at creating an enabling platform for children and youths to express themselves through sports, academics and extra-curricular activities, thereby adding to the nation’s human capital development.
Speaking during the final of the CFA’s 2016 Summer Camp at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Akinwunmi said the CFA initiative was contributing to the development of football in Nigeria, adding, ‘apart from catching the young school children and schooling them on football, the NFF has also realized they are being taught discipline, interpersonal and communication skills, which help them excel in any endeavor.’
He added that the NFF has seen significant changes and improvement over the years through the contributions of the Cowbell football initiative to the nation’s sporting activities.
He also commended Promasidor for their diverse CSR initiatives that greatly impact Nigerian children and youths particularly in the areas of sports and academics.
Akinwunmi reiterated the need for the private sector to join hands with government to develop sports in the nation, adding that the government cannot do it alone. He also called on parents to key into the initiative by enrolling their wards in the academy as a way of ensuring their mental and physical well-being.
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