Taye Olajide, the Programme Development Executive of Sports Solutions Limited, has called on corporate bodies to identify with beach soccer development in Nigeria, for its league to be attractive to all.
Taye, who is the coordinator for the competition’s organisers, said their main aim was to create awareness for the beach soccer league billed to start in 2014.
“The sponsorship does not have to be in terms of money. It can be in kind, or supporting a team, and this will encourage the team and its players.
“After this championship, we will have eight teams who have the experience of beach soccer, and that is good enough to start a league,’’ he said.
Olajide said the CBN Challenge Cup was a promotional competition, with no monetary benefits for the participants.
“But some partners gave us gifts to give to the players individually, for them to have something to point at. These are gifts the players will be able to make reference to.
“However, they should be encouraged for now by their participation, because there will be lots of money to be won in the league when it commences,’’ he said.(NAN)