The second edition of the Africa Football Film Festival in Nigeria started off on Thursday (yesterday) at the Marturion Cinema in Lagos with no fewer than 85 young footballers in attendance.
The three-day event which ends tomorrow (Saturday) started off with a documentary on football fraud among officials across West Africa and Kenya accepting cash in a sting operation.
Depicting a wide range of issues, the opening day film showed the ills bedevilling youth football in the country and Africa at large.
The director of the festival, Eze Aloysius, told our correspondent that the aim of the festival was to educate the youths on the dangers of corruption in football.
“It is obvious that corruption has been a problem in football, sports in general. Sports is not progressing in Nigeria.
“When we did our research, there’s no way we can rule out corruption in the development of sports in our country, not only in Nigeria but across the world. Look at FIFA, IAAF, and Olympic Games, corruption is a cankerworm that needs to be eradicated.”
“It’s our desire to orientate kids, youths on the issue of the dangers of corruption. This is the reason why we involved the media, NGOs, others and officials of federations to enlighten the young footballers in attendance.”