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'Nigerians Should Be Proud Of The Sodjes' - Says English MP Clive Betts

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A British Member of Parliament MP Clive Betts has lauded the Sodje brothers for the work their sports foundation has been doing for the community, and says Nigerians everywhere should be very proud of the good work the Sodjes have been doing. Speaking at a reception organised by the Foundation and held in Committee Room G of the House of Lords on Monday 4th July,  MP Betts highlighted some of the good deeds the brothers have done for the community in the UK and gave solid backing to the brothers' plans to turn the focus now to Warri, where they aim to do a lot to provide a range of sporting and academic opportunities for children and youths over there.  

Speaking further, the founder of the Foundation Mr Stephen Sodje said "The concept of the foundation is to provide a range of sporting opportunities for children and young people within our local community as well as in Africa. We aim to give these people the chance to achieve a healthy living and create a positive awareness amongst them. We feel it is our duty to try and make a change by giving back something to the community and let the young people of the Warri delta region know that with hard work and a strong belief, all their dreams can be turned into reality."  

The Sodje Sports Foundation is a charitable organisation run by the Sodje brothers Bright, Stephen, Efe, Sam and Akpo. Present at the reception was Super Eagles defender Danny Shittu, MP Clive Betts, about 6 other British MPs including Baron Tim Boswell and Stephen O'Brien the Minister for Africa, Otis Roberts who represented his brother Jason Roberts of Blackburn Rovers FC, UK based Nigerian Sports lawyer Johnny Precious Ogbah and many other dignitaries and representatives of sponsors and partners of the foundation. 

The Foundation has plans to make a positive impact on Warri soon, including an international friendly match where proceeds will go towards building football pitches,Sodje Sports Community centre and other sports developmental projects in Warri. Visit for more information