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ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre honoured by the Govt of Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou, 25th May 2017. The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) has been awarded a certificate by the Ministry of Sports and Entertainment of Burkina Faso in recognition of its consistent support to the development of sports in that country.

Giving the award on the 19th of May 2017 at Palais des Sports de Ouaga 2000, Ouagadougou, the Minister of Sports and Entertainment, Dr. Tairou Bangre noted that EYSDC’s financial and material support to sports development in Burkina Faso “has contributed immensely to uplifting Burkinabe sports and taking the image of our dear nation to lofty heights among nations, thereby securing for her respect at the international sporting arena”.

Receiving the award on behalf of the Centre, the EYSDC Director Mr. Francis Chuks Njoaguani expressed delight at the recognition, noting that the gesture is an acknowledgement that the vision of having an ECOWAS of the people and integration through sports is indeed a reality.

The award held at the first edition of a colourful ceremony tagged Night of Sports and Entertainment Sponsors was put together by the country’s Ministry of Sports to thank and honour sports and entertainment sponsors who have invested financially in the promotion of the two sectors in Burkina Faso.

The event which was broadcast live on national television was organised under the high patronage of the Prime Minister and sponsored by the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Development.

Based in Ouagadougou, the EYSDC is an ECOWAS specialised agency with the mandate to initiate, develop and promote youth and sports activities across the region.

In addition to the regional activities organised by the Centre across and for all member States, it also sponsors youth and sports events in Burkina Faso, to enhance the visibility of ECOWAS in its host country.

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