Sports Ministry to pay monthly stipends to families of Keshi, Amodu, ors – Sunday Dare
The Nigeria Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has concluded plans to include families of the late Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu, both former players and coaches of the Super Eagles in the ministry’s welfare scheme.
Sports minister Sunday Dare made this known in a statement released by the sports ministry on Sunday.
Dare said the ministry has not only compiled the list of ex-footballers but athletes and coaches who served the country in different capacities.
“We have compiled a list of not only ex-players and athletes, we included coaches who served their fatherland. They deserve to be part of what we are doing.
The scheme will cover their families as well as those with one form of ailment or the other.
“Someone like late Stephen Keshi, who won the Nations Cup 2013 in South Africa, we need to visit the family. The man served this country both as player and as a coach.
“It is four years today late Stephen Keshi passed away, we can’t pretend to forget so soon that he was truly a patriot and as well legend of the round leather game,” the statement read.
According to the Punch, the list will include the families of Shuaibu Amodu, late U-17 coach, Musa Abdullahi, and late Manga Muhammed, who was part of the Japan 1993 U-17 World Cup-winning squad.
The sports ministry will liaise with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, to provide monthly stipends for families of late and ailing athletes and ex-players.
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