By Ime Bassey
The Director of the Kwara Football Academy (KFA), KumbiTitiloye has urged the National Sports Commission (NSC),  to concentrate more on youth development through the instrument of sports

Titiloye, while speaking to Saturday Vanguard Sports, said  the federal government must provide the enabling environment which in turn will encourage private investors to come on board the train of sports development.

“It is the responsibility of the NSC to tap into the abundant talents of our youths for a sustainable social system and economic growth of our youths. If we build, maintain our facilities and provide the enabling environment for our youths to do sports, violence will be a thing of the past because all the youths that are involved in the various acts of violence can do sports”, said Titiloye

On the composition of the KFA Titiloye said, “currently we have 87 players headed by Paul Ashtoreth who is vastly experienced in youth football coaching. We also have some Nigerian coaches, comprising  Thompson Olihia, Samuel Elijah, Alphonsus Ejimohah, JimohBalogun, Paul Odeh, Amusa  Adisa and Akin Akinsheyinde”.

He commended former Senator Bukola Saraki for establishing the football academy.

“The Academy is the idea of Senator Bukola Saraki to groom financially challenged boys in formal education and football. After six years of operation, I can tell you that the we are on the right path because we have produced footballers with formal education in various clubs in the NPL, NNL, Pro League and in Europe”, said Titiloye.

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