American Sports Agent and Consultant, Dr Corttrell Kinney who has arrived in Nigeria for a sports development project in conjunction with Bereckiah International Sports Agency; made known on Wednesday in a media briefing that his sports development project in Nigeria with Mr Wonders Nwigwe Nduka is all about Sports, Education and Humanity.
Dr. Kinney disclosed this in his welcome address stating that this is the first time he will be launching a project with such magnitude as regards education and sports with Bereckiah International Sports Agency with the immense help that the agency has administered in bringing other partners on board.
Speaking about his partnership with Wonders Nwigwe; Dr. Cottrell Kinney said: “Yes, it’s about Sports, Yes, it’s about education and it’s also about the humanity. Touching the live of all kids and also helping the youths to realise their own abilities and their prominence in the world. We all know about the talents that are abound in Nigeria, and if they are given the opportunity to connect, then we connect”.
“It’s not only about soccer [football], but it’s also about American football, baseball and also basketball, and so we are looking at a multiplicity of sports; tennis as well”. Kinney disclosed.
As regards the scholarship that would be given; Kinney said; “The scholarships would be full scholarships for students to study; which would have housing [accommodation], food, transportation which would be paid for from our end and also have sponsors in America; and eventually we hope to have a sports-life academy here [in Nigeria] with the involvement of Bereckiah International Sports Agency to have a bigger platform in searching for talents and nuture them to limelight”
With the on going rise of racism, Dr. Kinney made known:
“Whether Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, you represent a tribe. Racism has to speak of what kind of character you have first, your integrity, knowing who you are. But doing a program of united front, we can tackle racial issues with a cultural train, by training the mind to be very confident and making yourself not being attacked through racism. Education is Key, and they will respond.”
Dr. Cottrell Kinney expressed his gratitude to be in Nigeria, to work with Beraciah International Sports Agency’s CEO, Mr. Wonders Nwigwe Nduka, the youth of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari(GCFR) and Vice President Yemi Osibanjo(GCON), Governor’s, Senators, House of Representatives and also Nigerians who have given him a warm welcome since he arrived the country.