Dogara laments absence of Bauchi indigenes in Super Eagles

Yakubu Dogara Speaker Nigeria House of Representatives

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed disappointment that no indigene of his home state, Bauchi, is in the Super Eagles.

The 50-year-old has, therefore, announced the formation of a football club to be sponsored by him with the mission to promote football talents from the state.

Dogara disclosed this on Friday at the finals of the Dogara Unity Cup competition in Bogoro Local Government Area of the state.

Teams from seven local government areas in his senatorial zone participated in the competition, with 3sc of Bauchi emerging champions. Cash prizes in the competition ranged from N150,000 to N750,000.

Speaking at the event, Dogara said he was not happy that no Bauchi State indigene is currently in Super Eagles team and announced that as from 2018, he will be sponsoring a football competition for teams from all the 20 local government areas in Bauchi to participate in order to brush up their talents.

He also added that he will invite officials from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) to bring their scouts to the event from the quarterfinals stage so that they can possibly pick from the best players for their teams.

This way, he said, Bauchi State will be put in the national football scene and grow to showcase her indigenes on the world stage.

Dogara also announced the formation of his personal club whose players will be drawn from players from the teams that participated in the just concluded Dogara Unity Cup.