B a s a l t Cup 2015: Sponsor Underscores Importance Of Grassroots Football Development

THE Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Basalt Oil and Gas, Lagos, Mr. Stanley Afam Okafor, has underscore the importance of grassroots football development, as the maiden edition of BASALT Inter-
Primary School football competition for primary schools in Aniocha South Local Government Area, kicks-off at Ubulu-Uku, Delta State.
The colourful opening ceremony held weekend at Ezemu Girls Grammar School, Ubulu-Uku, signaled the officiating hostilities of the fifty five participating primary schools in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. Speaking after the official kick-off, the sponsor of BASALT CUP 2015, Mr. Afam Okafor, thanked God for making his dream come through, noting that plans are on to make the competition an annual event that would also include secondary schools in the area.
“I am very happy for today because has been my dream to organizer this type of competition. The reason is because
I once pass through this stage when I was growing up. I want to use this competition as a grassroot programme to discover youthful talents that will be groomed to become future stars. I love the game, I played the game from my primary school to my university and I still play till date.” “I want to say here that this competition is going to be an annual event in Aniocha South Local Government Area before I will move to other local government in the state. You see any talent discover during this competition will be camp together to form an academy.