Lip service paid to grassroots sports

Oluseyi Oyebode is an astute grassroots sports promoter whose passion cuts across all sports. His eagerness to see sports grow in schools has endeared him to many across the country. However, Oyebode believes there must be conscious efforts by schools to give attention to sports. He speaks with Olalekan Okusan



My background in sports was inspired by the level of sporting activities and awareness in the 1980s, I vividly recollect many football and athletics programme at the grassroots level which encourages me into sports developments, I was in class 3 in 1983 when I started my coaching career as a coach player, I usually gather my classmate and my juniors then for coaching before joining clubs for mentoring programmes and hence my decision to further seek more knowledge from the then Department of Physical and Health Education, University of Lagos in 1994 and later became the University of Lagos, Student Union Government (SUG) Sports Director, which emerged as…

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