The Kwara State Football Association has promised to partner with former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai as part of efforts to promote football development in the state.
The latest development happened on Thursday afternoon in Ilorin when FA Boss, Mallam Idris Abdullahi Musa, received Peter Rufai and his entourage known as Dodomayana group at the Kwara State Ministry of Sports and Youth development in the presence of the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Shuaib Akanbi Oke.
Mallam Musa while speaking, appreciated Rufai for seeing Kwara as the perfect place to drive the mechanism of football development and assured Rufai of the state resolve to invest heavily in the future of their youths through football engagement.
Thuraya as he is fondly called, promised to provide an enabling environment for the proposed football tournament tagged “Dodomayana Soccerthon Cup”.
The ex Deportivo La Coruna goalie, in his speech said he came for the courtesy visit to inform Kwarans of his designated project aimed at discovering and nurturing talented young footballers from the grassroots to the zenith of Professional football
He disclosed that this platform will also serve as an opportunity to give back to Nigeria, what he has benefitted from the nation and revealed Kwara’s impact in sports development motivated him towards picking the state as the venue for his project.
He also singled out the support of the Kwara State Football Association chairman, Abdullahi Musa-Thuraya, for his warmth, and supports since he came in to Kwara which he described as the reasons behind his passion to raise the standard of football.
Similarly, the FA Boss later accompanied Peter Rufai to visit other major stakeholders in the state including the Deputy Governor, Hon. Kayode Alabi and the Nigeria Pilllar of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike.