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U17 Youth League to produce the next generation of league stars – Inyama

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The NPFL Youth League has taken the front row seat at creating an enabling environment to help groom the younger generation to become those who will play first team football in the foreseeable future.

This was made known by the Chairman, NPFL Youth League planning committee, Pastor Emeka Inyama in an interview where he described the event so far as challenging, thrilling and ultimately rewarding.

“The NPFL Youth League has been created to create synergy between grassroots football and professional football, to create between youth football and those whole will grow into those in the main NPFL” he opined.

He further stated that the successes recorded in the regional playoffs which happened across five centers nationwide was a pointer that the NPFL Board led by Honorable Gbenga Elegbeleye are on the right track as the goal from the beginning was direct and intentional and execution so far has been laudable.

With the finals coming up in Benin between February 24th to March 2nd, Inyama revealed that the intention of Hon. Elegbeleye was to see that the maiden edition is a success and be the foundation to what will be achieved annually even after his tenure as the head of the current league board.

“He(Elegbeleye) told me wants this program to live and surpass his administration as this is not to claim the tag of hosting the maiden edition as the aim is to grow Nigerian football,” Inyama added.

The playoffs final is to be hosted at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin with Remo Stars, Enugu Rangers, Rivers United, Plateau United and Kastina United the team aiming for inaugural glory.

Sharing his enthusiasm, he mentioned that the display of talents in the zonal level is a pointer that the playoffs finals will raise the bar even higher.

“It is going to be exciting as we will see the best of youth football as has never been seen, the best of youth football in the country, bringing together stars of tomorrow as well as bringing football scouts who will work with the technical committee of the Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) to continue where they stopped in the zonal playoffs to identify outstanding players in the competition.”

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