Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural group has in a bid to encourage its younger tribesmen in engaging in social activities, especially sports, established a football association.
Naija News reports that the Jigawa State chapter Chairman of the association, Alhaji Umar Dubantu, disclosed this during interaction with news reporters in Dutse, the state capital on Monday.
Dubantu told journalists that the group will roll out talent discovery events for nomadic children across the state.
Vanguard quoted Dubantu as saying that the sporting association would socially lead to the inclusion of the Fulani youth in all aspects of life, like their counterparts across the country.
“The establishment of the association for the nomads will motivate and encourage the youth among them to actively partake in sporting activities, particularly at the grassroots,” the Kautal Hore chairman said.
Dubantu stressed that the development would pave way for the discovery of talents, added that it would also enhance the development of football in the state.
Speaking further on the talent discovery, Dubantu said the group have in its plan to select at least one player each from the state’s 27 Local Government Areas.
He noted that there were many talented children among the nomads not only in football, but other sports, but they failed to be recognised.
He said: “There are many talented Fulani players in the state and these children are not only good at playing football but other sports. However, no attempt is being made to discover them.
“For instance, there one is 14-year-old Fulani boy that is very good at lifting heavy things, in fact, he can lift heavy things that are unexpected for him at his age.
“So this boy, and many others, can be discovered and groomed as our future weightlifters.
“Therefore, this is what we plan to do, in order to discover and bring out such talented Fulani boys to the world so that they will be our shining stars and future champions in years to come,” the chairman reiterated.