The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has announced scholarship for fourteen-year-old , Anambra-born football freestyle talent, Chinonso Eche from Enugwu Ukwu Njikoka Council Area who recently became a five-time Guinness World Records holder and his Colleague Victor Richard, ANAMBRA PEOPLE reports.
Governor Soludo stated this in Awka when he hosted Master Eche and his team at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.
The governor who, together with his wife, Nonye, watched displays from Master Eche and his colleague, said that his administration is very passionate about helping people to achieve their talents and is commitment to youth development.
He explained that helping talents to flourish is a practical avenue of building a bridge to the future, promising that the government will give support to available opportunities both at home and abroad for the kids to tap into.
Governor Soludo who announced a five-year scholarship for both beneficiaries said special attention would be given to their education, as part of plans to keep them engaged while avenues for their development are looked into.
Earlier, while chatting with the kids, the Governor’s wife, Mrs. Soludo said Master Eche’s talent is very special, and must be rightly harnessed.
She promised to keep monitoring his development, maintaining that Eche’s story is one that should inspire every Anambra child about big dream and working to achieve them.
The Manager of Chukwuebuka Freestyle Entertainment, a talent-based outfit that manages the boys, Mr. Chukwuebuka Ezugha, said it has won fourteen Guinness World Records since its establishment in 2019.
He said that the organization has made significant progress on discovering kids who can do great things with the ball, but has been limited by sponsorships and support.
Chinonso Eche, who is in junior secondary school class three, recently became a five-time Guinness World Records holder in Lo Show Dei Records, Milan, Italy, after surpassing his previous records for the most consecutive football touches in one minute.