Aromire: Other States ’ll Take A Cue From Junior League


The Executive Secretary, Lagos Junior League, Taofiq Aromire, says he is optimistic that the Lagos Junior League will contribute to the development of football in the country.

Aromire told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the league is the first of its kind in Africa.

According to him, this is the best avenue to discover talents and Lagos State has provided the platform.

The league is to help develop football, especially at the U-20 category, and ensure that players combine education with football.

Only players in the school system are eligible to take part in the league.

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“Don’t forget that we are hosting the 11th National Sport Festival next year, so this is one of the initiatives to ensure that we are well prepared,” Aromire said.

He noted that state is striving to create a framework for the development of the sport in line with its vision statement of being Africa’s cornerstone in football development

Aromire said that some states are showing interest in the league project. “Already Oyo State is saying that they want to look at what we are doing. This idea is unique. It is something that can help develop football.”

Aromire, then added that the frame-work is already there to make the league the model for many more states to emulate.

—Sunday Akintoye

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