By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
A new professional football team, Seat of God Football Club (SOG FC) has been launched in Kaduna.
The new club which will be competing in the Nationwide League was unveiled at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS), Kaduna on Tuesday February 2, 2021.
Several dignitaries, notable amongst whom are, Ex NIgeria International, Alhaji Dahiru Sadi, President NFF represented by Mr. Musa Garba and the Kaduna State Commissioner of Sports, Professor Kabiru Mato represented by Director of Sports, Alhaji Yakubu Ibrahim were present at the unveiling.
Also present, were the Chairman Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Kaduna State chapter, Comrade Isaiah Kemje Benjamin, Peugeot Nigeria, represented by its head, Human ryesources and Administration, Mr. Nazif Rufai and the Kaduna State FA Chairman, Alhaji Sherreeff Alkassim.
President/Chairman, Seat of God Football Club, His Lordship, Bishop Tinuouye Ademola in his welcome address, said launching the club is a dream come true.
“It is a fulfilling day for me and my family; Seat of God Football club is a child of destiny, born out of an undying passion for sport generally and football in particular.
“It is a reminiscence of Kaduna’s glorious and famous identity as home to great football players, world class ex-internationals including the great Rashidi Yekini,Tajudeen Oyekanmi, Ayo Ogunsanya, DahiruSadi, Dan the Bull Amokachi, Akinwumi Akinsehinde, Garbalawal, Tijani Babangida, the Babayaros and so many national and international icons of football too many on list to be exhausted,” he said.
Guest Speaker, Chief Rasheed Adepoju in his presentation titled, “Role of Football In Youth Engagement and Empowerment Towards A United Society” said that unifying force of football is needed for a United society.