On 6 May 2012, Late Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, one time Minister of Sports and former Military Governor of old Midwestern State and old Bendel State of Nigeria, hosted Dr. Opia Oji Peter Bonnyface during which elements of the new sport was presented to him. Being satisfied with the unique features of the sport that distinguishes from the extant game of football, he committed to supporting measures that will lead to the realization of the sport. Consequently, he wrote to the Federal Ministry of Sports to introduce the inventor and recommended government support for the novelty towards plans for its unveiling in 2014 to mark Nigeria’s centennial celebration.
Pix 1 Dr Bonnyface explaining some features of the new sport to Dr Samuel Ogbemudia. Watching are Dr. Eugene Okolocha, Mr. Samuel Ogbemudia Jnr and Mr. Henry Okechukwu.
Pix 2 Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia exchanging thoughts with Dr. Opia Oji Peter Bonnyface during a previous meeting