As part of the process to fast track the commencement of work at the Nigeria Footballers Village AKA Stephen Keshi Football and Vocational Training Centre (SKFVTC) in Obazuwa, Edo State, the newly elected NAC members of the Nigeria Players Union, led by its president former Super Eagles winger, Comrade Tijani Babaginda MON, paid an assurance visit to the palace of HRH Prince Edun Akenzua MFR , the Enogie (Duke) of Obazuwa, a former Nigeria player on January 4th 2019

The Chief who had in 2016 donated a piece of Land for the development of the Nigeria Footballers Village, Christened Stephen Keshi Football and Vocational training Centre in Obazuwa in memory of late Stephen Keshi.

The new executive of the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers deemed it so important to accord the High Chief the desired respect with the visit and to assure him of their desire to commence development at the centre in earnest

NANPF President Tijani Babaginda stressed that the issue of the Stephen Keshi Football and Vocational training Centre was part of his priority when he travelled to Europe immediately after he was elected, as he had commenced meaningful discussion with potential investors.

In his response the Royal Father, prince Edun Akenzua in the presence of other Enogis, who were present in the palace congratulated the president for his election and also thank him and other members of his exco for considering it necessary to pay him the visit. He emphasised the fact he donated the Land ,that apart from being a former player and patron of the Union, the donation is a deliberate move by his community to use the SKFVTC as a way of preserving the memory of late Stephen Keshi who has contributed immensely to overall development of football in Africa as well as give Nigeria Youths the opportunity of developing their football talent. He concluded by confirming that he was a strong fan of the President during his playing years in the Super Eagles.


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