Ex-international, Daniel Amokachi, the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, Chairman First Surat Group Mr. Mehmet Bashturk and the Vice Chancellor, Nile University of Nigeria were at the Annual International Dialogue Football Cup for Peace organised by Ufuk Dialogue Foundation to foster peace amongst various ethnic groups in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
Speaking at the football cup tournament, Dalung represented by the Senior Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, said Ufuk Foundation has been at the vanguard of promoting unity and peace through inter-faith dialogue, conflicts resolution and now through renowned sports like football.
According to her, Nigeria and indeed the Ministry of Sports is prepared to partner various sports organisations (including interest groups like Ufuk) to promote the development of sports in the country and beyond.
She said the various teams at the tournament worked so hard to win the cup, but in sports there will always be the overall winner and congratulated Team Chad that won the competition last Saturday.
In an interview, Amokachi commended the initiative and efforts of Ufuk Foundation to promote and develop sports in Nigeria especially football through its annual international dialogue football cup.
Amokachi expressed satisfaction with the quality of teams that took part in the tournament, stressing that it was competition capable of producing future Super Eagles players.
The annual International Dialogue Football Cup for Peace is one of the major events of Ufuk Foundation.
It is intended to promote peace and dialogue in Nigeria, knowing that that football has a way of bringing together so many Nigerian families and friends.