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YSFON To Partner PFAN On Grassroots Football Development In Nigeria

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By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos

The Secretary of the Ogun State Chapter of the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), Kehinde Adeyemi has said that the organization is planning to partner the newly inaugurated Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN), in order to develop grassroots football in Nigeria.

The Ogun State YSFON Scribe who was in Lagos during the investitures of Tajudeen Disu as the Lagos State YSFON Chairman and Hon. Tajudeen Ajide, the Executive Chairman of Surulere Local Government also as YSFON Grand Patron in the South West, declared that “this is the best time to start to fix Nigeria football through meaningful grassroots football development”.

He opined, “like I said earlier, now that we have Taju Disu in Lagos YSFON, Waheed Lawal in Ogun State, Tajudeen Ajide as YSFON Grand Patron in the South West and we also have Tijani Babangida as the PFAN national president, there should be no excuse for football development failure in the South West and Nigeria as a whole.

Adeyemi, an English Football Association trained football psychologist who is also the Director of Sports at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, remarked that he was particularly happy with what he witnessed at the inauguration of PFAN which he described as the best thing to happened to the Nigerian football this year.

He however, enjoined PFAN under the leadership of Tijani Babangida to live up to expectations in the area of player’s welfare and football development in general.    

Photo captions:  Kenny Adeyemi, an English FA trained football psychologist  and YSFON Scribe in Ogun (left) and Tijani Babangida Chairman, of the new player’s union Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN)       

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