Nigeria’s sports minister, Sunday Dare has offered scholarship to a five-year old boxing sensation, Ayomide Adeyemo.
According to a media release from his media aides, the minister who dubbed himself as “Chief Talent Hunter”, remarked that his gesture was in line with his avowed mandate of discovering young talents and nurturing them to stardom.
Dare’s grassroots development agenda had led to the discovery of young boxers, swimmers and tennis players.
“Sequel to the viral video of a talented baby boy boxer on the Punch newspaper’s social media pages, I will be putting the baby in a boxing academy for further growth and also sponsor her education. Some financial stipends will be given for the upkeep of the lad as well.”
The five-year-old Ayomide is so talented that she could be a future Olympian as she would be properly groomed and monitored.
The young boxer will be under the tutelage of her father, Adeyemo acting as the trainer.
Ayomide will be training after school at her 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.