Moved by their precociousness and in line with his avowed mandate of discovering young talents and nurturing them to stardom, Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has offered scholarship to a five-year old boxing sensation Ayomide Adeyemo
Dare’s grassroots development agenda had led to the discovery of young boxer Shekinat, a swimmer nicknamed Fish and the Yakubu sisters dubbed the Williams sisters of Nigerian tennis for their prowess on the tennis courts.
Dare who refers to himself as the ‘Chief Talent Hunter’ said he was moved by a viral video of the young talented boxer.
“Sequel to the viral video of a talented baby boy boxer [Ayomide Adeyemo] on the PUNCH Newspaper’s social media pages, I will be putting the baby in a boxing academy for further growth and also sponsor his education. Some financial stipends will be given for the upkeep of the lad as well,” Dare said.
The five-year-old Ayomide Adeyemo is so talented that he could be a future Olympian as he would be properly groomed and monitored.
The young boxer will be under the tutelage of his father Mr Adeyemo acting as his trainer.
In line with Dare’s vision of ensuring that athletes combine sports with education, Ayomide will be training after school at his residence in Baruwa area of Lagos State.
Penultimate week in Ibadan, Dare had also offered scholarship to a young football supporter during the finals of the Unity Football Club competition at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan.