7th December, 2010
Lagos Beach Soccer Association is planning to organise Lagos State Secondary SchoolÂ Beach Soccer Cup next year
The competition will hold from 13 to 27 February at the Kuramo Beach, VictoriaÂ Island.
Chairman of the association, Dele Gbajumo, told PM Sports that the competition willÂ encourage youths to show more interest in the sport.
He said Beach Soccer can be popularised like football and other sports if there isÂ regular competition among the clubs, secondary school and tertiary institutions.
â€œWe have decided to popularise the sport by organising Secondary School BeachÂ Soccer. We want to see how successful it will be before organising Beach SoccerÂ League among the Local Government, clubs and tertiary institutions in the state,â€Â said Gbajumo.
Gbajumo, who is not impressed with the slow progress that have been made to developÂ the sport in the state, said he will do his best to make sure Beach Soccer becomesÂ number one sport in Lagos.
He said his association will work with Lagos State Football Association to discussÂ how the sport can be developed and promoted in the state.
He, therefore, called on corporate bodies to support the game at the grassrootsÂ level. He said if Nigeria Football Association, NFF, can concentrate more on BeachÂ Soccer, Nigeria will rule the world.
â€œWe are the best in Africa and if NFF show more interest in the sport by organisingÂ League, Iâ€™m sure, Nigeria will win FIFA Beach World Cup someday,â€ he said.