The Oasis Reporters
September 5, 2020
By Aloysius Okerieke, Warri
As the race for Delta Football Association (DFA) Chairmanship top seat hots up, one of the aspirants Kenneth Nwaomucha has said that his priority would be the development of youth football in the state as well as repositioning the state teams to win a slot to play in the continent.
Nwaomucha stated this while fielding questions from sportswriters in Warri on Friday.
Nwaomucha who is currently Senior Special Assistant on Sports to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said he was gunning for the position to improve on developing the game of football in the state.
Also doubling as Chairman Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) Delta chapter, Nwaomucha said that he believes in grassroot football development to discover talents.
“As Chairman of YSFON Delta chapter in 2010, I registered 62 academy youth football teams in Delta from which a lot of the players have grown to play at some of our National Premier League clubs and national teams.
If I assume the mantle of leadership in the DFA, I will improve on my past achievements as YSFON Chairman”.
The ex Flying Eagles U-20 player and former NPA FC, NNPC FC and Flash flamingoes FC attacking midfielder added that Delta Football Association under his leadership will ensure that those teams that have not been affiliated to the body will be affiliated as we will focus more on youth teams.
“Warri Wolves for instance are known for producing young players. Like Super Eagles player Oghenekaro Etebor came to limelight under my leadership as Chairman of the club, so we are going to improve on that to bring more of our players to global limelight”.
“We will also fortify our senior teams like the Warri Wolves and other clubs owned by individuals in the state through the products from the youth teams.
This will help us to avoid depending on players from other states to strengthen our clubs” he said.
Furthermore Nwaomucha said that he would operate an open door policy where everyone would be given equal opportunity to make contributions.
Speaking on the zoning formula, Nwaomucha said “Political understanding is better than written agreement. It is the turn of Delta North to complete their eight years before it goes to another Senatorial District”.
He went on to say “If you are closer to the people, you will know more about them. With my closeness to the people including the footballers and media in Delta, I assure everyone that there will be tremendous improvement when I come on board as Chairman” .
Nwaomucha who is the oldest serving member on the board of Delta Football Assocation and eho has served in various capacities in various clubs in the state like Warri wolves, Delta United and Delta force, however dismissed insinuations that there was a faction in the State FA.