A sports philanthropist, Captain Adedoyin Williams, has called for a pragmatic functional policy for youths sports development.
Captain Williams who made the call in a radio programme monitored in Port Harcourt said such policy could be realized through the revival of school sports and cadet championship.
According to him, reviving grassroot sports development would rejuvenate the state as sports hub as talents abound are rusting away due to lack of sports programmes that would fish them out.
He noted that reinvigorating the Local League would also help expose budding talents that will become future stars for the country and advised the sports authorities and the Nigeria Football Federation (WFF) and the technical crew of the Super Eagles that enlistment into the national team should not depend on Europe-based footballers alone.
Captain Williams who is also the proprietor of WIlbros Football Club, Port Harcourt appealed to corporate organizations and sports loving individuals to complement government efforts by promoting a sports of their interest to further fish out talents for the development of sports in the society.
The Sports philanthropist also commended Governor Nyesom Wike for ensuring that the dreams for establishing the Real Madrid Academy is achieved despite challenges, adding that the Academy when functional would boost football development.
He however called on the Governor who is Power of Sports in Africa to put in place a solid policy guidelines that would ensure the continuity of the Academy even after the present administration.