Amputee Player Asks to Support Development of Amputee Football in Nigeria
A Lagos-based amputee footballer, Sunday Ogunbiyi, on Friday appealed to public-spirited individuals and corporate organisations to support the development of the amputee football in Nigeria.
Ogunbiyi in Lagos said that the physically challenged footballers needed assistance to grow in their chosen career and bring glory to their country.
He expressed dismay that physically challenged persons were begging for arms, saying little assistance could be all they needed to engage in meaningful vocations such as football.
Ogunbiyi , however, charged the physically challenged to keep hope alive by imbibing the spirit of “ability in disability”.
The amputee footballer expressed optimism that if the right things were put in place the group’s football would be a force to reckon with, just like the able bodied footballers.
Ogunbiyi also called on corporate bodies to donate facilities to the Nigeria Amputee Football Federation (NAFF) to enhance the training programmes of the athletes.