President of Ratels Sports activities Improvement Basis (RSDF) and girl-child advocate, Barrister Paul Edeh, has redeemed the money promise made to Nigeria’s U17 feminine workforce, Flamingoes, forward of their FIFA World Cup qualifying match in opposition to Egypt.
The philanthropist who made a presentation of N600, 000 money to the workforce yesterday shortly after their coaching stated he had promised to reward the workforce with N100, 000 per purpose scored in opposition to the Egyptians.
The workforce ended up scoring 6-0 on combination to maneuver to the ultimate spherical of the qualifying marketing campaign in opposition to Ethiopia.
Whereas redeeming the pledge, an elated RSDF boss recommended the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) for the chance supplied the younger ladies to symbolize the nation and in addition thanked the coaches and different backroom workers for his or her dedication.
“My appreciation goes to the NFF, for giving younger individuals such as you the chance to have the ability to symbolize us nicely. I additionally wish to thank the workers who every day feed you with abilities, enhancing in your competence to be sure you don’t solely symbolize Nigeria but additionally symbolize yourselves.
“I’ll at all times preserve that anytime you go for a contest, proper in entrance of you is the title of your nation, however the one distinctive factor behind you is your private quantity and the title of your dad and mom, that’s your loved ones title. Which means you’re each representing your nation and in addition your loved ones.
“You’ll recall that earlier than your sport in opposition to Egypt, I made a dedication of 100,000 naira for any purpose you rating, I used to be bragging as a result of I knew the Egyptian workforce was a really powerful one and also you scored 4 targets.
“The dedication I made was only for that match. Nonetheless, when the second match got here, I spoke with a few of your teaching crew and so they advised me that the match shall be powerful. I promised one other hundred thousand for any purpose. I used to be ready to honour my phrase.
“What I’m doing immediately will not be as a result of I’ve a lot, however as a result of I really feel younger ladies like try to be inspired to do extra. We’re in a society the place consideration is given extra to the boys’ sport in comparison with the ladies. However all by this era the ladies haven’t upset us. Tremendous Falcons have certified, Falconets have certified and now, Flamingoes will qualify,” he stated.
The RSDF boss additional promised to present the teaching crew $1000 in the event that they finally qualify the workforce for the World Cup and introduced tertiary schooling scholarship, starting with JAMB kind cost for the captain of the workforce.
He additionally renewed his promise of 1 purpose for N100, 000 in opposition to Ethiopia, simply as he inspired the ladies to study from the coaches’ wealth of expertise”.
Responding on behalf of the gamers, workforce captain, Alvine Da Zossu, thanked Barr. Edeh for his love and monetary assist.
“On behalf of the gamers, we prefer to say a really large thanks to you. Thanks, for not solely fulfilling your promise however coming all the best way right here to speak to us like your youngsters,” she stated.
The Flamingoes are in camp making ready for his or her remaining sport in opposition to Ethiopia in chase for a ticket to the FIFA World Cup in India.