Cowbell Football Academy (CFA) and two of its players have commended Promasidor Nigeria Limited and BME Concern for providing them tools that will aid training of young players.In conjunction with BME Concern, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, (makers of Cowbell, Onga, Toptea and Loya milk), Saturday, provided sporting materials for the Cowbell Football Academy (CFA). The items, which include leather balls, jerseys, boots, keeper gloves, water bottles and sports pumps, were presented to the Academy at the Main Bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Saturday, February 21st 2015.
While receiving the items, the Rector of CFA, Godwin Dudu-Orumen, commended Promasidor for taking the initiative. He said since 2012 when the CFA was established, Promasidor has always been supportive of the cause unlike the case with other similar laudable ideas. “This is brilliant; many organisations establish institutions like CFA and go to bed without adequate and effective support to actualise the objectives. Ours is an exception as Promasidor is always around to attend to our cause.
Encouraged by the presentation, Gidado Toyeeb, the CFA Captain said the gesture by Promasidor will positively impact on the players’ skills and techniques of football. He stated: Promasidor is really supportive. This is a nice presentation. The items will go a long way in sharpening our skills and techniques of the game of football”. Corroborating him, Miracle Okocha, a Team Mate, described the gesture by Promasidor as lubricant that will spur the CFA players to greater heights in their training under the CFA. He said if other companies could emulate Promasidor in such manner in supporting sports in Nigeria, the future of the youth will be brighter.
Speaking at the presentation, Mr. Isiaka Lawal, Coordinator, Corporate communications, Promasidor, said the items were provided to support the enthusiasm of the young football players undergoing training under the CFA. He assured that the company will not relent in inspiring young people and supporting sports across the country.
The Cowbell Football Academy, sponsored by Cowbell Milk, a product manufactured by Promasidor was launched in 2012 as a corporate social responsibility programme by Promasidor Nigeria created with the aim of building and developing youths in the nation through sport.The academy is committed to preparing young footballers, between ages 3 and 18 years to shine as stars in the future. Promasidor Nigeria Limited has continued to inspire young people and support sports annually in different capacity across the country: from schools inter-house sports; fun and excitement of its annual Animal Games for primary schools; iTry Rugby camp for kids; the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) volleyball tournament and annual ParaSoccer Tournament for the physically challenged.
BME Concern is a UK registered charity committed to delivering sustainable development programmes in the UK and in Africa. BME Concern delivers its projects in Africa through its sister organisation – Ripples in Africa, currently operating in Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria.