NSC donates N500, 000 to ailing coach Bazuaye

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Benin – The National Sports Commission (NSC) on Saturday in Benin gave N500, 000 cash to bedridden former Golden Eaglets coach, Mr Willy Bazuaye, who had been down with stroke for over 10 years.

The NSC Director-General, Mr Gbenga Elegbeleye, represented by Mr Yemi Usikaye, South-South Coordinator, said NSC appreciated the contributions of Bazuaye during his active days.

He stressed that the commission would always remember those who served the country meritoriously in sports,

Bazuaye, who led the Golden Eaglets to its maiden victory in China in 1985, recounted his ordeal with stroke.

He thanked the NSC for remembering the contributions he made during his active coaching days.

“With what I got from the NSC today, I can only say it will get better, and that I am happy that I could still be remembered for my little contribution to the development of Nigeria,” Bazuaye said.

A former Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Edo, Mr Brown Ebewele, commended the NSC for remembering the former Golden Eaglets coach.

“This is truly a new dawn in the NSC. What they are doing is unprecedented and quite remarkable.

“This is not the first time this is happening; I recalled that a round August this year, the NSC also gave a form of assistance to Sunday Eboigbe who is also down with ailment.

“You can now see that those who were never active in sports, and are heading the commission are those remembering those who were forgotten by their own colleagues. (NAN)

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