The Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) Anambra State has gone into partnership with Nigeria’s Sprint legend, former African Sprint Champion and Olympic Medalist, Innocent Ejima Egbunike as its Ambassador.
This partnership was effected recently after series of meetings, consultations and discussions about the short term, medium and long terms plans/visions of YSFON, Anambra State.
The partnership is aimed at using the global influence of Innocent Egbunike to discover more athletes that will do the state and the nation proud.
The heart warming partnership will also birth a talent breeding INNOCENT EGBUNIKE YSFON ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP which will soon start.
According to Innocent Egbunike, “after going through the vision of YSFON Anambra State as presented by its Chairman and my friend, Engr Akonam Obiefuna, I am so impressed and feel I can work with them to help discover and develop talents in athletics in Anambra state and Nigeria.”
The INNOCENT EGBUNIKE YSFON ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP which will kick off in October, will be the first step towards meeting the target of YSFON and Innocent Egbunike’s package tagged NEXT EGBUNIKES IN 5YEARS.
According to Egbunike’s Consultants, Yusuf Ali and Olukayode Thomas, “we shall use this year’s championship to test run the big vision ahead of us, as stated in the YSFON Anambra State’s vision of Feeding the State and the Nation with Abundant Talents. We shall use this project to realise this and hoping to surpass our projection”
The championship is proposed to take place in November, this year, at Rojenny Stadium Oba. A committee for the championship will be set up soon.
The event will feature 100m, 200m, 400m and 4x100m for both Male and Female. Prizes and Certicates will be awarded to the eventual winners at the end of the 2-day championship.
It will be an Under 20 Open Championship, mode of registration will be made available later.
Recall that YSFON promised to have what it calls ‘Heroes Welcome’, a gradual programme of bringing back as many Sports Heroes as possible from Anambra state to help bring back the glory days of sports in the state. This is the beginning of this long vision of Anambra State YSFON.