The Team Manager of El Marino Sports Club, Lagos, Otunba Seyi Adefarati, has assured sports enthusiasts that he would improve the level of activities at the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) if elected the vice chairman of the club in the election which would take place today at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Adefarati, who has been at the forefront of promoting sports in the country, with improved sporting activities at El Marino Sports Club, said he was fit for that position and strongly believed he would be elected because of his immense contribution to the NFSC, as he has spent lot of time and money in sponsoring activities of the organisation.
He stated that as the team manager of his club, he would reach out to more people and with the considerable impact made so far in enhancing sporting activities for both adults and youths, he is qualified for the position of the vice chairman of NFSC.
‘There are lots of supports we can give to the NFSC through El Marino. I am a man of the people, and lots of people have been sponsored by El Marino in one area of sport or another, and with that, l believe l will win,’ Adefarati stated.
He added, “l have been a football fan, and widely exposed as l have travelled to different parts of the world for sporting activities. l have spent my time and money to sponsor people that have interest in sports in Nigeria, for example to the last Super Eagles’ match in Calabar, Cross River State. “My club has also spent money to support the NFSC, and l believe l will do better than others contesting for that position.’
“If elected, Adefarati promised to create better awareness about the importance of sports to the people and the nation in particular, about physical fitness, and also ensure effective development of sports in the different parts of the country.
“On the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he said his team would sponsor some people as it deemed fit to the tournament and would also call for more support for the nation’s team, the Super Eagles”.
Also as part of efforts to promote sports, El Marino Sports Club engage members in weekly football and daily table tennis practice as well as regular exercises at the Centre for Management Development (CMD) in Lagos. It is also set to execute its sports programmes in all the local government areas of Lagos state, starting from Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area as moves to create awareness on the benefits of being physically fit.