The Oyo State Government has expressed willingness in making minifootball part of its youth development programmes in the state.
Minifootball, also known as indoor football or arena soccer is a football game adapted for play in a walled indoor arena. As opposed to association football which parades 11 players per side, minifootball is played with six players on each team.
The Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, who played host to the President, African Mini Football Confederation Mr. Achraf Bensah, on Wednesday in her office, expressed belief that the Confederation would help in creating platforms for youths to bring out the hidden talents in sports within the state.
A statement by her media officer, Abiodun Atilola, quoted the SSG as saying that the proposal for introducing Mini Football to the state was another way of aiding the development of sports in the state.
She also assured that the current administration in the state led by Governor Seyi Makinde would deliver dividends of democracy in all areas of development beyond the expectations of the people of the state.
In his remarks, Mr. Bensah, said Mini Football Confederation would create job opportunities for the youths and Oyo State should be one of the beneficiaries of the game.
Present at the event were the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Seun Fakorede; Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth and Sports, Hon. Kazeem Bolarinwa; Permanent Secretary, Cabinet and Special Services, Mrs Olubunmi Oni and many others.