Vanguard (Lagos)

11 December 2012

Nigeria: Port Harcourt All Stars to Partner League Clubs

Port Harcourt based all stars side, Goldashe United Football Club says it would welcome genuine partnership with upcoming amateur teams vying for honours at the local or national league.

The President of the club, Mr. Fubara Kingsley Hart who disclosed this while speaking with sports writers in Port Harcourt last weekend, opined that such partnership would not only engender better performance but go a long way to enhance the growth of football in the state.

He said that one of the cardinal objectives of Goldashe United FC was to embark on any cause that would popularize the game of football and advance the performance of upcoming stars.

He revealed that moral and financial support would be provided to such club with clear cut extraction of maximum performance while the partnership lasted.

"It is not just about fun and social interactions amongst us ex-professional players; we are also here as our brothers keepers and assist members and non-members alike in their quest to further professional careers in football" averred the sports administrator.

Fubara Kingsley Hart who works as Director of Finance and Administration at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt revealed that Goldashe had sponsored grassroots football competitions and also assisted female club sides like Garden City Queens of Port Harcourt in their league campaigns, adding that the girls were actually training with Goldashe at their base in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) before the club amended its constitution to regularize the practice.

"As an all female outfit, training side by side with men, more so retired footballers, really did much to improve their games and that explained why within the time they worked with us, they did very well in the league" said Mr. Hart.

The Goldashe President also disclosed that the club extended similar gesture to a female club side in Aba,AbiaState, noting that in all three occasions they played friendly matches against the Abia team, Goldashe had assisted them with new set of kits.

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