By Ojomu Idowu
The Kwara amputee football team was overjoyed after receiving half a million naira as a reward for their outstanding performance at the first paranational sports festival, which was held last year in Abuja.
Players and officials with hand and limb defects known as amputee football, the most exciting game of non-regular football, expressed their gratitude to Kwara State Governor Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the cash gift from the Chief Executive of Kwara State Sports Commission, Mallam Bolakale Adisa Magaji.
The captain of the National Amputee Football Team, who is also the coach of the Kwara State Amputee Football Team, praised the Kwara State Executive Governor for fulfilling the promise made to the team after winning the gold medal in the inaugural edition held last year. year in Abuja.
According to Sarafadeen Olalekan Oyeleke in an exclusive conversation with Sportspro News, as an indigenous person from Irra in the Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State, she praised the governor for the cash gift and vowed to do better with her team as they start another football. amputated. event this year.
He specifically thanked the Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Sports Commission, Mallam Bolakale Magaji, for his leadership role and motivation to continue winning laurels for the state of harmony.
Olalekan Sarafadeen argued that amputee soccer has reached a high level in the state and that the support of its excellence boosts the morale of the players to win national and international competitions.
It revealed that the Kwara State Amputee Association, under the leadership of Alhaji Abdulrahman Giwa, president of the association, and Funsho Zakari (SK Dan-Alhaji), had drawn up additional strategies to popularize the amputee game in all local governments of the Kwara State. .
He then accused parents whose children have deformities in the area of a limb or a cut on their hand not to hide their wards, but to allow them to actively participate in the game that can bring Nigerian medals not only in Africa but throughout the world. world.
He stressed the need to capture disabled amputees to come out and register with the association so that the basics of how to play the game are put in place for potential players as the amputee association prepares for the new 2023 loaded amputee calendar.
Primarily, interested parents who wish to register their child amputees are advised to contact the Kwara State Amputee Association at the Kwara State Sports Commission located inside the Kwara State Stadium or call the following numbers: 07069526567, 08055957160, 07036593895.
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