By Taofeek Lawal
The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) is seeking sponsorship from corporate organizations and wealthy individuals to come to her aid to groom talents for the country so as to continue to take engage the youths in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in sporting activities. Making this known in Abuja is AMAC Sports Officer, Mr. Dauda Pascal Dogo while fielding questions from our correspondent.
According to him, plans are underway to organize a football competition among young girls in the six wards that make the council so that they can compete in the FCT league. Dogo, who is also the Secretary of the recently inaugurated AMAC Football Council said “we are intending to start with the female soccer because we find out there are lots of talented girls in AMAC who are looking for support and so we are going to organize a competition at the grass root level in the six wards of AMAC so that they will be able to produce one team each to play at the league. We intend to keep them busy throughout the year so that from there, we can catch them young that is what is on ground for now.
We are putting our heads together to see how we can prosecute that programme. Again, we want other organizations to support us for the sponsorship of this coming competition; we need assistance because it is not an easy thing.” Dogo added that AMAC is not all about football alone s their handball team just came back from a championship in Idah, Kogi State where they emerged as runners up. He said that one of their discoveries, Saviour Daniel was part of the Golden Eaglets that won the U-17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates last year.