The Former Super Eagles Coach High Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has commended the magnanimous spirit of the initiator of the popular Ibadan based RACBAR Academy, Amb. Romoke Ayinde, over her initiative of establishing free sport’s outfit.
The retired FIFA advisor revealed this while addressing parents of the 150 kids that took part in screening into the football section of RACBAR Academy, in event held inside the main bowl of Obafemi Awolowo Stadium Ibadan on Saturday.
Chief Onigbinde described the gesture of the CEO of RACBAR Academy of offering everything free as ‘uncanny’, but a commendable act that required a special recognition from every sane minded society.
The Modakeke high Chief defined the importance of early parental support to a young sport’s men and women while urging the parents never to impose any choice of sports for their wards but to carefully observe the kid to know where his or her interest lays.
He however expressed dismay over the poor state of the once a lush green Liberty Stadium football pitch that had now turned dusty and bumpy.
“What am witnessing here is a rear opportunity that doesn’t come often, and that is why I will urge every beneficiaries here to make good use of this occasion by giving these wards every other things they might need to realized their dreams in this round leather game”, Chief Onigbinde noted.
Also advising the parents during the RACBAR Football launch was the ex Super Eagles and Shooting Stars’ midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju who urged the aspiring football players to see the RACBAR opportunity as a starting point of a greater things that could happen to them.
Adepoju that is popularly called ‘the Headmaster’ in his playing days urged other well meaning Nigerians to emulate the good and benevolent spirit of the initiator of RACBAR Academy towards giving the underprivileged opportunity to realized their sporting dreams.
While reacting, Amb. Romoke Ayinde thanked the dignitaries and parents that took time to witness the event while saying the rationale behind the academy is to create a platform where kids of the rich and the underprivileged will get equal opportunity to express and display their talents under the qualified trainers that could help them become a better sport’s person via education and sport as vocation.