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Monday, 1 September 2014

GEJ FC Registered to Compete in the 2014/2015 Season

President Goodluck Jonathan (m) juggling the Suckett Football to electricity (a new invention)

A new club named after President Goodluck Jonathan has been registered to compete in the 2014/2015 season of the Nigeria Nation Wide League.

Proprietor of the club Barr. Chukwuemeka Kanu told journalists in Abuja  that the registration of GEJ FC was done after some supporters and admires of President Jonathan decided to float the team to reciprocate the efforts of the present administration in the development of sports and football in particular in the country.

Kanu further argued that going by the support of the President for sports development, many young Nigerians have been provided with job opportunities, stating that with the advent of the GEJ FC, more talented youths would have sustainable means of livelihood.

According to him, the team which is domiciled in Abuja the federal capital will however recruit its players from all the six geo-political zones of the country adding that it will set up academies and training camps in all the six geopolitical zones of the country to serve as its feeder teams.

“We are determined to guide the GEJ FC to the elite division as soon as we start from the nationwide league season of 2014/2015. Already the team is registered with the NFF and for a start we are going to have 25 players who will be the pioneer players and I want to assure you that this team will measure up against any other of its kind anywhere in the world” Kanu assured.

He also said that while the team will be camping in a four star hotel at the moment, efforts are in top gear to complete the construction of its permanent camp which he said is situated at the outskirts of Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

Culled from Vanguard

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