Ogun State Commissioner for Sports Development, Hon. Wasiu Isiaka has acknowledged the unwavering support and passion of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC).
Hon.Isiaka made this known during a meeting with NFSC, Ogun State Chapter, at the Conference Room of the Ministry, noting that the Club had added flair and enthusiasm to various football matches, thereby making it a national trademark.
The Commissioner, who solicited NFSC assistance for Gateway United Football Club, said the team needed support that would help overcome its challenges, disclosing that it would soon have a feeder’s team to complement the main team, just as the female football team would be assembled in due time.
He submitted that government was currently compiling a list of sports veterans and indigenes of the state that had contributed to the development of the sector for recognition, saying it was high time for them to be honoured.
“We have abundance of talents that must be discovered and groomed to replace the ageing ones, even as we prepare to host the National Sports Festival. We need your unwavering support for all our football clubs during the upcoming National Sports Festival”, Hon. Isiaka said.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Club, Mr. Alexander Akinlotan, gave kudos to government for its assistance, adding that the visit would enhance a stronger and more cordial relationship.
He stated further that a representation of the Supporters Club would be appreciated in Ogun State Football Association, to effectively contribute to government efforts in taking football administration to an enviable height.