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AGE CHEATS: YSFON PROMISES TO ASSIST NFF

By NBF News
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The newly elected president of the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria, Nasiru Gawuna has said his organisation could assist the Nigeria Football Federation in its fight against age cheats in the nation's football.

Speaking in his first press conference in Lagos after his recent election, Gawuna said 'YSFON is rich in history, expertise and the required data to assist the NFF in this project,' adding, 'anybody who agrees to partner YSFON will get the right players for the right ages.'

The YSFON chief outlined his administration's drive towards reclaiming Nigeria's lost glory in sports. 'We will work in partnership with all the relevant bodies, the National Sports Commission, the Nigeria Football Federation and other federations to see how we can work together in building a new football culture.'

He was quick to add that 'YSFON is not only about football. We are going to introduce athletics programmes and we have almost concluded discussion on this with our prospective sponsors.'

He pointed out that his administration would pursue the completion of the YSFON Academy in Cross River State which is still operating from a temporary site, revitalise all national and international competitions, build a befitting secretariat in Abuja and partner state governors and the private sector in actualising their programmes.