A former footballer with the defunct Sugar Stars of Kwara State, Chukwuma Nwuso has said that the grassroots is where football is rooted saying, that Nigeria needs to build on from past gain from the grassroots. He hinted that the reason Nigeria first won her first Nations Cup, is that players that made up the 1980 Green Eagles squad were players discovered from the grassroots football.
He disclosed that John Orlando of the famous 80 Green Eagles was a direct product of the grassroots, he personally encouraged to advance his game with seriousness. And it did paid of well at the end.
Mr. Nwuso was revealing all these to The Newswriter sports at the venue of Port Harcourt grassroots sports initiative represent your foreign club football championship, 2015, which his company is a sponsor.
He is the Head of After sale Department of CTL Nigeria Limited, Rivers State, he believes the represent your foreign club championship will do a lot of good to Glo premiership football club and Nigeria at large, if taken seriously, reasons being that lots of raw football skill and talents are being showcased on daily basis throughout the duration of the championship.
16 teams registered for the championship, leaving Holland FC representing Chelsea to play Juventus FC come 29th November, 2015 in the finals.
So far, the organizing committee have penciled down players discovered from the championship for the purpose of expossing them to premiership clubsides and Europeans premiership league (EPL). ###