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The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and the Hon Minister of youths and Sports Solomon Dalong  will  lead a host of other Personalities within Government, Corporate and the Sporting World  to the first phase of the Dinner launch of the Stephen Keshi Football and Vocational Training Center holding on the 16th of March 2017 at the Conference Hall of Prestige Hotel GRA Benin by 7 PM 

The Dinner launch is one of activities put in place by the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers, NANPF custodian of the project to raise Funds for the construction of the Stephen Keshi Football and Vocational Training Center Obazuwa Edo State AKA " Nigeria Footballers Village " (South South Zone)  desgned to immortalise the outstanding legacies and contributions of  Stephen Okechukwu Keshi to the overall development of Nigeria and Africa Football 

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The late Stephen Keshi remains a legend of Nigeria and Africa Football having captained the Nigeria  Senior National Football Team (Super Eagles) for eleven years during which he won the Africa Cup of Nations, Gold, Silver and Bronze and led the team to qualify for Nigeria's first appearance at the FIFA World Cup finals-USA 1994. He also became only the second person to win the Africa Cup of Nations as Player and as a Coach, when he coached the Super Eagles to win the title in South Africa in 2013

The SKFVTC project occupying a land space of 1000 by 1000 FT donated by a Former Nigeria Footballer,  Prince Edun Akenzua (MFR) the Enogie (Duke) of Obazuwa in Edo State  estimated to cost #3b will feature facilities which includes, covers gallery main Football and three training pitches, hosing complex of 2 Bedroom apartment blocks to be sold to FootbaƂers and Coaches, Lawn tennis and Basket ball courts, School Facilities for both Primary and Secondary Schools, Workshops for automobile, Electrical, Furniture, Fashion design, etc,  Auditorium, Guest house, pure water factory, Bakery, Clinic /Pharmacy, Agricultural Area for Poultry, Food crops  and a host of others 

The SKFVTC is one  of the six Nigeria Footballers Villages planned by the Players Union in the six Goe-political Zones of Nigeria to amongst other objectives provide massive job opportunities for former Nigeria Professional Footballers and youths in Nigeria through its "Football in the Community Project ", and serve as a focal point of developing young talented Nigerian football players both technically as well as academically to build their career paths after retirement. The Dinner will be preceded by the meeting of the players Union NANPF National Administrative Council (NAC) in the evening of 15th March 2017.

COURTESY COMRADE AUSTIN POPO for sportflames.com
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