Let’s Play makes great gains in Nigeria


Super Sport, the leading sport content provider on the African continent and the National Sports Commission (NSC) have successfully hosted the Let’s Play football coaching skills clinic at the National Sport Commission Sports Centre in Aboh Mbise, Nguru, on Tuesday,
Attended by over 500 enthusiastic children from the local community, the clinic was organized as part of activities to encourage play among youths and stimulate both their physical and mental development.
As part of efforts to leave a lasting impression on the young participants, each learner at the clinic received a Let’s Play T-shirt and Let’s Play football, plus a rare opportunity to meet one of the game’s icons in Victor lkpeba, former Super Eagles player and ex international.
Commenting on the initiative by SuperSport, Chief Dr. Patrick Ekeji, Director General of the National Sports Commission says, “The National Sports Commission endorses the Super Sport Let’s Play initiative and looks forward to a great and enduring partnership. Through this endorsement, the National Sport Commission is confident that the Let’s Play initiative will encourage play, activity and sport in schools and communities as well as contributing to the promotion of a positive path to the well-being for all youth.”
Manager, CSI and Enterprises for Super Sport, Mr. Vaughn Bishop says, “I’m delighted by the surge in interest in Let’s Play by all Nigerians; the buy-in and support of the different associations has been tremendous and I’m greatly encouraged.
While appreciating the support of the National Sports Commission, Felix Awogu, General Manager of Super Sport Nigeria says, “If Let’s Play can help more kids get off the streets and be active, we will have done our job. I am grateful for the way Nigerians have embraced Let’s Play.”
Eight months after being launched in Nigeria, Super Sport’s Lets Play initiative continues to make great strides.
Having received an initial endorsement from the National Sports Commission, Let’s Play (which encourages play, activity and sport in schools and communities as well as contributing to the promotion of a positive path to the wellbeing for all youth) has since concluded additional partnerships.
These include collaborations with the Lagos State Football Association, Lagos State Rugby
Association, National Rugby Football Federation and UNICEF Nigeria.