National Chairman of Power Eagles Football Association of Nigeria (PEFAN), Jude Uwazie, has solicited for assistance from football enthusiasts, churches and non-governmental organisations to support the sport’s development.
Uwazie told the agency reporter in Lagos that the sport, introduced in the country in 2012, was faced with the challenges of sponsorship.
He said that their Ghanaian counterparts had invited the team for a friendly match on March 6 and that the body needed sponsorship to enable make the trip.
“We are passionate to contribute our quota to football development even beyond the shores of this country, but we are financially handicapped to exhibit our talents.”
“Although this is a new sport in the country, a seven-aside football match played by people with one hand withered, our objective is to develop our skills in soccer.”
“Now we have an invitation to participate in a friendly match in Ghana, this is an opportunity we have been waiting for and we have already commenced training to that effect,” he said.
According to him, the footballers usually have their trainings behind the national stadium hotel every Tuesdays and Thursdays.
“We are calling on everybody to come and watch our training sessions,” he added.
The national chairman said that their host (Ghana) had promised to provide them with accommodation and feeding for the one day friendly match.
He added that the response of players to the sport since inception had been impressive, and that it would be appropriate to encourage them to be committed.