Female soccer gets a boost as a governorship aspirant, in the last 2015 elections; Dr. Mike Omotosho pledges better support for female soccer in Kwara.
Mike Omotsho, who pointed that Female footballers at the national level had done the nation proud expressed the desire to replicate same at the grassroots level adding that it is a pointer to the potentials of women in doing well in whatever they are given the chance to perform.
The Labour Party flag bearer in the 2015 elections made this statement in Ilorin on Tuesday when his team Sure Babes FC trashes their counterpart Hauwa Babes 2 – 0 to qualify in the Pro League competition at the main bowl of the Kwara State Stadium Complex.
Omotosho said it is high time Nigerians begin to see the potentials hidden in females and be ready to tap into it for national development.
He further made a call on philanthropists to rise to the need of sport men and women in the country adding that sports have been a good unifying issue which need more support for them to do the country proud.
“Philanthropy is not an individual effort. Yes, we have a team called Sure Babes but we need to bring in more people on board, partner with them to achieve greater results for grassroots football especially among females. Personally, I will do my best to make this team go higher and better. For me, Football teaches team spirit and it is essential for nation building. We should learn to imbibe unity as is been displayed by football players. Sports is not just entertainment, it has a lesson for us as Nigerians.”
Earlier in his remark, the Chairman of Sure Babes, Coach M.J. Daoudu commended the unflinching support given by Dr Mike Omotosho adding that his Philanthropic effort is unparalleled among his peers in sports sponsorship.
Adeola Ahmed from the Sure Babes FC won the best player of the tournament with a golden boot award while the highest scorer Tope Gazali also got a golden ball.
With this victory, Sure Babes has crossed into the U17 Pro League category and will be meeting greater challenges in subsequent tournaments.