Japan Ambassador Gifts Lagos Grassroots Teams Football Jerseys, Balls

Japan Ambassador Gifts Lagos Grassroots Teams Football Jerseys, Balls

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  • July 25, 2022
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Japan Ambassador to Nigeria His Excellency, Mr. Kazuyoshi Matsunaga yesterday spoke glowingly of Nigerian football, describing the average Nigerian athlete as some of the physically endowed and gifted talents in world sports. 
He made these remarks while donating football kits and balls courtesy of some J-League club sides to four grassroots teams namely, Gunners Link FC, Stars To Be FC, Iganmu Tigers FC and Saidad Football Academy, at the final of the Fired Jiro U16 football tournament held on Sunday, at the Legacy pitch at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, which saw Iganmu Tigers FC defeat Stars ToBe  FC 3-0.
His Excellency Matsunaga also stated that it is one of his policies to use sports to further foster socio-economic collaborations between Japan and Nigeria.
“Since I assumed the office as Japan Ambassador to Nigeria in May 2021, I have always focused on sports as a veritable for socio-economic empowerment amongst the people of both countries. Today, we have many Nigerian footballers playing in top Japanese club sides,” he remarked.
The twin event also served as a sent-forth ceremony for Iganmu Tigers FC who are set to participate in an international youth tournament slated for Italy in October, this year.

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