Newly crowned World Boxing Federations (WBF) Super Featherweight champion Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola has been gifted with a jaguar car, worth over six million naira by a boxing enthusiast, Abdul Wahab Adekunle.
The donor, while presenting the car said his action is in fulfilment of the promise he made to the boxer before his bout last month.
Adekunle said he could have given the boxing champion something more precious than the jaguar car if he could afford it, saying that nothing is too much for him to appreciate the wonderful feat the boxer achieved for Nigeria.
“Sports has become a big-time money-spinning venture globally. All over the world, we can see the financial landmark all of them are bringing from Africa to Europe, but it seems we’re yet to come to terms with this fact, but I believe we can easily get there if we keep encouraging our athletes this way and hope they will keep doing better”, the donor said.
“I want to use this medium to advise the federal government to identify sports as another income earner. It is unbelievable that the United Kingdom posted the whooping one billion pounds as foreign exchange income from football alone. We can imagine if what we will get in return if we develop and encourage our sportsmen and women by building facilities to enhance their preparations”, the founder and CEO of Hamex Group remarked. (DailyTrust)