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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

LSD Initiative wins 2020 MEA Markets award

UK-based Middle East and Africa (MEA) Markets Magazine has conferred upon Loofball Sport Development Initiative (LSD Initiative) its African Excellence Award as ‘Best Youth Development Charity 2020 – Nigeria’.

MEA Markets is a quarterly publication dedicated to researching and publicising the major economic moves and events as they happen across the entire Middle East & Africa region. The publication plays a prominent role in shaping what happens throughout the wider global corporate community.

The acclaimed MEA Awards celebrate the talent of people who work tirelessly to provide some of the best products and services in the Middle East and Africa, one of the largest and influential business regions in the world. The awards aim to bring some much needed recognition and exposure to those organizations and people who are shaping, not only their industries and regions, but the global corporate community.

According to the business magazine, All the award nominees have been carefully scrutinized and judged on their performance over the past year, their willingness to innovate and even their prospects to ensure that only the most deserving are named as one of the prestigious winners.

Reacting to the development in a statement issued Monday, November 16, in Abuja, the Executive Director of LSD Initiative, Engr. Winner Vidiyeno Matahula, said: “It is indeed overwhelming to win such a coveted international award. This accolade shows that our collective resolve and commitment to using sport for social good is yielding glaring results, and also underpins our sport development strategy.”

Matahula, who commended the entire staff of LSD Initiative for the achievement, noted that the award will spur them to reach for more heights and be more committed to their work.

“I must say I'm very proud and appreciative of all our team members, coaches and volunteers for making this feat possible. This can only inspire us to achieve more.

“I’d also like to thank our esteemed advisory board for their continued support, and all those who contribute in any way in supporting our mission and objectives,” he added.

To find out more about these awards and to view the full winners list, visit:



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