President of Nigeria Rugby Football Federation, NRFF, Dr Ademola Are has hailed the impact of ValueJet’s to rugby development and sports generally in the country.
Dr Are who was speaking on the sideline of the just concluded National Youth Games in Asaba, where Delta State emerged winner in both the male and female events of rugby, said ValueJet’s contributions to sports development cannot be overlooked..
“We can’t overemphasize the impact of ValueJet in Nigeria rugby because they came at a time we needed them the most and all thanks to the president of the company, Kunle Soname who went the extra mile to ensure that Nigeria senior men national team, the Black Stallions participated at Africa Sevens Olympic qualifier in Harare, Zimbabwe.
“Despite not being the most popular sport in the country, he saw the potentials in the rugby when others are hesitating just like he has for other businesses of his with his canny business acumen.
“The federation is happy with the involvement of the company in rugby and we hope to consolidate on the collaboration by ensuring that the federation continues to give them the mileage they deserve through our programs.”
Nigeria Rugby Football Federation has set plans in motion for all their activities for the next calendar year which involves the kickoff of Rugby League, regional programs and participation in international rugby programs for 2024.