Oyo Unity Cup An Innovative Concept From The Minister of Sports – Joseph Yobo


The newly appointed assistant coach of the Super Eagles Joseph Yobo has commended the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, for a well thought out plan for discovering new talents in football.
He made the commendation in Ibadan the Oyo state capital, where the finals of the maiden Oyo Unity Cup took place.

“It’s a good innovative concept by the Honourable Minister. It is refreshing that he has been able to put something together in a very short time that he has been in office.

“I was privileged to be at the opening ceremony and I watched the opening game in Ogbomosho. Today we have the final of it and it has been very interesting football because for me football is biggest unifying factor in Nigeria and what the Minister is doing is commendable.

“I want to commend and encourage him. This is the maiden edition so hopefully in weeks and months to come, we hope to see new visions and ideas that he has and will be implementing.”

Asked if the Oyo Unity Cup has lived up to its aim of producing new talents, he said, “Of course I saw a talented players today. In the first game, I saw two players one in white shirt in number 10 and number 7 in the red team. I think it’s very interesting and that’s why we are here. Having played football at the highest level, some of us have eyes to see good players. We know even within 10 minutes of play and have seen just that and that’s why I commend the Minister Mr. Sunday Dare”.


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