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IN a bid to curb social vices in the country, wealthy individuals and the government have been charged to support talented Nigerians doing sports.

President of Men's Fellowship, Lagos Diocese Methodist Nigeria, Adolphus Owolabi, said this recently at the maiden fund raising novelty football match between Igbobi College and Methodist Boys High School at the University of Lagos Sports Complex, Akoka.

According to Owolabi, the competition was an avenue to raise funds to unearth the potentials of the youths in sports, specifically football. Speaking in same vein, Chief Executive Officer, CHAMS International, Ademola Aladekomo, urged parents and guardians to encourage the youths to take active part in sports and church activities.

'Since these children are definitely our future leaders, we are bound to assist the church, the society and the nation to give them such discipline with a very strong religious background at all time in order that they can all be very reliable and worthy leaders of tomorrow,' he said.

'Parents and guardians should encourage the youths to effectively participate in sports, especially in football, thus striving to detect their potentials early enough to the best glory of God, the church and society.'