An indigene of Adamawa state, Pitapwa Vokito has been recognised and commended by a team of International Football Grassroots Observers towards his contribution to the development of football to explore youth potentials.
Responding to the gesture in an exclusive interview with NASFM reporter Zakariyya Aliyu Gwaram, Mr. Vokito disclosed that his effort is to promote peace and unity and to reduce political tensions at the moment.
The Organizer of the competition said the purpose of organizing the tournament was provide to opportunity for the youths to promote tolerance as well strengthen peaceful coexistence by reflecting the joy of teamwork or glory from the football pitch to polling units irrespective of political interest, religion or ethnicity.
Describing the recognition as a collective success, Mr. Pitapwa advised more collective interest to develop sport at the grassroots, citing the success of the recently concluded Pitapwa football tournament as a good reference example.
The philanthropist who held from Lamurde local government opined that the promotion of grassroots talent in Adamawa is achievable only if individuals must not consider their contributions too little or irrelevant
Pitapwa assured continuation of his charity football tournament.
He similarly revealed his readiness to develop Adamawa state within his capacity.
The Pitapwa football tournament had teams across the 21 LGA participated.
The winning team received one million naira, and the runner-up got 500 thousand naira.
Coach Mourinho on the side of winning team said they planned to support students amongst the team with tuition fees as well as purchasing more training equipment to prepare ahead.
In the history of grassroots sport development, many potentials excel globally from the grassroots among them Paul Wayegopwa, an Olympiad discovered during the state sports festival in Adamawa state.