Reporter: UCHE NEDEKE
Former Super Eagles Player, Chikeluo Iloenyosi, says there is the need for football managers across the nation need to recognise all stakeholders in the game in order to move sports to the next level.
Mr. Iloenyosi who spoke with sports journalists in Awka, shortly after picking form for the upcoming Football Association Anambra State chapter, said when the key players in the sports sector were carried along, they would no doubt bring their wealth of experience to bare.
The ex Super Eagles striker said the football association in the state needed someone with passion and experience to attract investors into the business of running the game.
He promised to ensure that youths from the state were discovered and trained to join the country’s Under 17 and the national teams.
Chikeluo Iloenyosi, who is contesting for the FA Chairmanship position in Anambra State, expressed confidence in the credibility of the electoral committee led by the Reverend Father Obinna Dike to deliver on their mandate of conducting free and fair exercise.
The former striker, who is also Special Assistant to the President Of Nigeria Football Association (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinick, said if elected there would be more goal projects in the local governments while efforts would be made to establish male and female teams for the state.
He expressed the hope that football and sporting activities would no doubt engage youths and also reduce the rate of their involvement in other activities that caused harm to the society.
The ex-player commended the present administration in the state for taking steps towards repositioning sports by giving attention to some of the sporting facilities, including Awka Stadium which is under construction.