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Why I Set Up Team CCSF –Chukwumerije

Posted: Jun 17, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

After launching Team Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) in Abuja on Monday, the 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medallist, Chika Chukwumerije, has given reasons why he set up the body.

He said that the aim was to engage the youth in meaningful activities that would affect them positively.

Speaking at the event on Monday, the 2007 All Africa Games gold medallist said: “It is true that one of our goals is to produce National Champions within the first three years, continental Champions within the first six years and Olympic medallists within the first decade.

“However, this is not what our focus will be on. Our focus will be to help young people discover and express themselves. Our focus is to help young people learn a lot of soft skills not taught in traditional learning institutions. Our focus will be on building their character, and helping them appreciate all the virtues that mankind holds dear – humility, hardwork, kindness, team work, indomitable spirit, loyalty, patriotism, courage and many more.”

He added: “This is what drives TEAM CCSF: the desire to see young people come to us with empty minds, and end up have open minds that see opportunities to be harnessed from every situation and challenge. We teach them to fight hard, to fight strong and to fight fair; we teach them to look adversity in the face, and refuse to back down; we teach them to be kind and honest, patient and hardworking. We teach them to constantly improve themselves and learn new things. We teach them to watch out for each other and be the ultimate selfless team players.”