4 reasons Ogun Customs fund Football Club

4 reasons Ogun Customs fund Football Club
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Customs Football Club in Ogun State, according to Ogun I Comptroller, Compt Bamidele Makinde, is been funded by the Service for four reasons.

The Comptroller, during a press briefing, on Tuesday at the Idiroko headquarters, said the Command engages the youths who are lovers of soccer to fit into the Club primarily to make the area conducive for economic activities to thrive.

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He stated also that the Club is to keep the youth (native players from the border communities) engaged so that they may stay away from illicit and criminal

activities.

Compt Makinde further stated that the funding of the Club by Customs is also to ensure that the athletes earn a living.

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Makinde noted that the players are expected to become international players of repute and enviable status which consequently will be glory to their respective communities especially in view of the recent promotion of the Club to Division 2 of the National League with the prospect of its promotion to Division I and ultimately to the Premier League.

Speaking on the composition of the team that make up the Club which has been in existence for decades but got promoted from Division 3 to Division 2 on July 19, 2022, six (6) are natives of different states of the nation and Republic of Benin, eight (8) are officers of Nigeria Customs Service while the remaining are sons of the soil,

“One of its coaches (a native of Ijebu Ode in Ogun State), Mr Fatai Biliyu is currently undergoing a training at the National Institute for Sports, Surulere, Lagos State for one (1) year advance coaching course, being sponsored by Nigeria Customs Service.

RazorTimes reports that Ogun I Command of Nigeria Customs Service is using the funding of the Club as a form of its Corporate Social Responsibility to the border community.