The Jigawa State chairman of Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural group – Alhaji Umar Dubantu, made it Known yesterday in Dutse. that; he would establish a football association for nomadic children in Jigawa State.
Umar said; that the establishment of the football association for the nomads will motivate and encourage Fulani youths to actively participate in sport activities, particularly at the grassroots. He noted that the group would soon begin to seek talents among the nomads across the State. Kautal Hore plans to select at least one player each from each Local Government Area of the state.
He added that, the project will not only lead to the discovery of talents but will also improve the development of football in the state. He stated that, the project will bring about social inclusion for young and youthful Fulani in all endeavors in the country like their counterparts.
“There are many talented Fulani players in the state and these children are not only good at playing football but also other sports, but no attempt is made towards their discovery.
‘For instance, there is one 14 year old Fulani boy that is very good at lifting heavy things, infact, he can lift heavy things that are unexpected for him at his age. Do this boy and many others can be discovered and groomed as our future weight lifters.
“Therefore, this is what we plan to do, in order to discover and bring out such talented Fulani boys to the world, so that they will be our shinning stars and future champions in years to come” Dubantu said.