Worried that his home state of Bauchi did not have any footballer of note in the national team, House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara is putting his money where his mouth is: he is establishing a football club there.
The move, according to him is to boost sports in Bauchi State and promote youths with football talents from the state.
At the close of the Dogara Unity Cup competition in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, where teams from seven local government areas of his Senatorial Zone competed, winning teams got between N150,000 and N750,000 in cash.
At the event, Dogara said he was not happy that no Bauchi State indigene is currently in the line-up of the Nigerian national football team and adding that in the new year, he will be sponsoring a football competition for teams from all the 20 local government areas in Bauchi to participate in order to brush up their talents.
He also added that he will invite officials from the Nigerian Football Federation and local league to bring their scouts to the event from the quarter finals stage to fish for talents for their teams.
This way, he said, Bauchi State will be on the National football scene and grow to showcase indigenes on the world stage.
He announced the formation of his personal club whose players will be drawn from players from the teams that participated in the just concluded Dogara Unity Cup.