Sammy Sports International(SSI),an outfit known for sports broadcasting, sports development and marketing,met with grassroots coaches on the plateau in its efforts to revive grassroots football which is gradually losing its footing in Nigeria.
The CEO of Sammy sports international, Mr Sammy Adesoji, who gave the opening speech commended the more than sixty coaches that graced the occasion, for their for resolve in joining hands with SSI to change the ugly narratives about grassroots football on the Plateau.
“I appreciate you all for responding to our clarion call in our frantic efforts to change the sad and ugly narratives about grassroots football. Your presence here shows that you want a change and me and my able purpose-driven staff are ready to give our best in actualizing that goal of bringing grassroots football out of its doldrums and make it more interesting and marketable.”
He went ahead to explain to the coaches the purpose of the SSI League: “The purpose of this organization(Sammy Sports International) organizing this league is to reemphasize the role and importance of media in growth and football development from the grassroots.”
The league, which will have Under-13, Under-15 and Under-18 categories, will kick start the moment the ban on football activities is lifted, had in attendance, the Chairman of Coaches on the Plateau, Victor Wikadsson, NFF Match Comm and school sports administrator, John Ladan, former Mighty Jets, Plateau United, FC Taraba and Giwa fc Coach, Tony Ogaranduku, Mees Palace Football Academy of Jos Technical Director, Tony Shav, former coach of Mighty Jets and JUTH fc, Adeyemi Dairo, Nigeria league legend, Nura Nakargo, amongst other seasoned coaches and grassroots clubs owners.
The visibly happy and excited coaches, commended Mr Sammy Adesoji and his crew for the initiative as they all promised to support the leagues and make it thrive.