Written by Oladepo Oladipo -- Nigeria
As real-life stories go, Innocent and Preye’s is an inspiring one worthy of being told many times over. An archetypal exemplification of sports is providing springboards of growth and empowerment to talented young disadvantaged people.
About nine years ago, Innocent and Preye, two young boys from the Niger – Delta region of Nigeria were in their separate worlds, cognitively unaware of each other’s existence, hustling jobs, and silently battling destructive distractions rife in the region. With a daily reality of violence, cultic radicalization, and flamboyant lifestyle of young indoctrinated militants in the Niger Delta, very few youths had the opportunity to choose a different pathway. Innocent and Preye were amongst this few. READ MORE HERE