‘Gold Is In The Child’, Says Sports Minister

By Lekand Sowande, Abuja


The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has posited that the gold is in the child, implying that a child’s talent can be discovered, nurtured and made exceptional over time through an environment that spurs consistency.

Dare took a retrospective look at Deborah Okereke, who at age 16, won a Silver medal at the National Youth Games and is expected to come out in flying colours as she represents Bayelsa state in this year’s edition of the event billed to commence in the next few days.

Another interesting star to watch out for is Isaac Okereke who represented Ogun State also at age 16, clinching a medal. Presently, Isaac is now the African Junior champion in chess after winning the tournament in Ghana earlier in the year.

Both players are representing Bayelsa and Ogun States respectively in chess and it is believed that more talents will be discovered at the youth games commencing in 3 days.

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