Reps member urges Lagos govt to build standard stadium in Badagry

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Mr Babatunde Hunpe, the lawmaker representing Badagry Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has urged the Lagos State Government to build a befitting stadium in Badagry.
Hunpe said this during the final match of the 6th edition of 2021/22 Street Soccer Championship organised by Beachcity Sports Management in Badagry on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the championship was sponsored by the lawmaker.
According to him, we have potential youths that aspired to become professional footballers but without a standard stadium, they cannot achieve their life ambition.
“Though we have a stadium in Badagry but we do not have a standard one.
“I remembered when I was serving as one of the executive members of Lagos State Government, we tried to ensure
the town has a standard stadium which we planned to build at Gbanyingbo area.
“Due to lack of continuity in the system, the project was stopped.
“Recently, we heard that they earmarked a place around Badagry Grammar School for a stadium.
“All the same, we will continue to press for it until the government builds it for us.
“We are using this opportunity to call on Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to help Badagry and give us a befitting stadium,” he said.
On the beach soccer competition, Hunpe said youths in Badagry could take the country to greater heights with their skills.
He promised to sponsor youths that performed excellently in the championship in the coming year on professional footballing overseas.
“There were some professionals here today watching our youths on their performance in the field but they did not realise it.
“From now on possibly, I will ensure that those that were selected or chosen, even if they are not more than two will be sponsored outside the country for professional football,” Hunpe said.
NAN reports that the beach soccer championship which started on Dec. 15 came to an end on Jan. 13, 2022 between Dortmund Football Club of Badagry and Lopo Football Club of Badagry.
Lopo FC defeated Dortmund FC in a penalty shootout after the teams played 1-1 draw at full time.
The winner went home with a trophy and an undisclosed amount of money while the second position and third went home with medals and undisclosed amount of money.
Presenting the trophy to the winner, Mr Abiodun Hundeyin, a retired Deputy Comptroller of Immigration, who was the Guest of Honour urged the youths to be focussed in whatever they were doing in life.
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Hundeyin commended the organisers of the championship for maintaining peace throughout the tournament.