The 17-man committee set up by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to develop a master plan to develop football in the country will be inaugurated on Thursday (today) in Abuja, our correspondent reports.
The ministry unveiled the committee in September following the charge by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to football stakeholders to produce a 10-year football development master plan for the country.
Members of the committee include ex-internationals Emmanuel Babayaro, Sunday Oliseh and Olusegun Odegbami.
Others are Ikeddy Isiguzo, Adokiye Amiesimaka, Musa Amadu, Bode Durotoye, John Opubor, Ayo Omidiran, Ogbu Ojiabor, Tobechukwu Okigbo, Ade Ojeikere, Ibrahim Galadima, Mohammed Sanusi, Tony Nnachetta, Yemi Idowu and Muhammad Daha Umar Faruk.
“On Thursday (today), a ministerial committee with the mandate to produce a 10-year football development plan for Nigeria will be inaugurated by Sunday Dare, in Abuja,” Odegbami said.
Meanwhile, Oliseh has accepted to serve Nigeria on the committee.
Oliseh, an Olympic gold medallist and Africa Cup of Nations winner in 1994, played for the Super Eagles between 1993 and 2002.
“Pleased to confirm that I have accepted the gracious invitation by our fatherland’s President Buhari’s charge, in the company of 16 top compatriots, via our sports ministry, to produce a 10-year football development master plan for dear Nigeria. Honoured to serve Nigeria once again,” he wrote on his Facebook page.