In a momentous meeting between the Kabba Development Union (KDU) and the Kabba Grassroots Sports Development Initiative (KGSDI), promises of a brighter future for sports development in Kabba took center stage.
The meeting, held on Tuesday, September 20, yielded significant agreements that are set to change the sports landscape in this community.
One of the highlights of this successful meeting was the official partnership between KDU and KGSDI in the realm of sports development. Together, they pledged to nurture local sporting talents and provide them with the opportunity to shine on a bigger stage.
A notable initiative arising from this collaboration is the sponsorship of the “KDU Secondary School Champions Cup,” a championship designed to unearth and showcase the best talents in Kabba.But that’s not all. The most exciting revelation of the day was the birth of the “Kabba United Football Club.”
This promising club will be a joint venture, with Engr Emmanuel Ajibero led KDU overseeing its operations while KGSDI takes on the role of the technical partner. The objective is clear: to develop young talents into skilled athletes who can compete at a higher level.What makes this initiative even more remarkable is its commitment to inclusivity. The partners have recognized that talent knows no bounds and have decided to extend their reach beyond school premises.
As such, they will actively scout for talented football players within the community, ensuring that even those who didn’t have the opportunity to attend school can still pursue their passion for the game.
Furthermore, KDU emphasized the importance of community integration, setting a target that 70 to 80 percent of Kabba United FC’s players should hail from Kabba itself.
This dedication to Kabba’s indigenous talent is a testament to the partners’ commitment to the local community.Mark your calendars because the action is set to kick off on the 28th of October with the championship.
In an effort to rejuvenate local sports infrastructure, all matches will be played at the Kabba Township Stadium, a move that is sure to boost community pride.
While these are the current highlights of the partnership, both KDU and KGSDI have expressed their intention to explore other sports in the near future, promising an exciting array of opportunities for the youth of Kabba.
In sum, this meeting has set the stage for a new era of sports excellence in Kabba, one that promises to not only showcase local talent but also provide young athletes with the platform they deserve.
With the support of the community and the dedication of KDU and KGSDI, Kabba’s sporting future is looking brighter than ever.For further insights and details on this exciting partnership, we encourage you to stay tuned for updates as the journey to greatness unfolds.
Present at the meeting were top executives of KDU, including its President General Engr. Emmanuel Ajibero, Vice President Emmanuel Bobinihi, Treasurer Hon. Bisi Yusuf, Financial Secretary Pastor John Ibiejemite, Women’s Representative Mary Jerome.
Others are Assistant Secretary Hon. J K Funsho, Ex-Official Comr. Monisola Fagbemi, and Public Relations Officer Mrs James Olorunmolu. On the other hand, KGSDI was represented by its coordinator Lanre Obafemi and technical director Samuel Oloniyo Kayode.