People’s Daily Newspaper Sports Editor, Mr. Albert Akota, has joined the league of scorers of the Dakinda Penalty Game. By this feat however, he has become the first journalist to score in the newly introduced lottery game in town.
Akota was accompanied by some of his colleagues to the Dakinda playing ground located at Old Parade Ground, Garki Area 10, Abuja where he purchased some tickets and went ahead to take the kicks.
He scored from his third kick to join the league of others who have been making money from the game since it debuted in the capital city.
Dakinda Penalty Game offers every player the opportunity to take a penalty kick for just N100 from a fixed distance with the aim of getting the ball through a target within customised Dakinda Goal-Post without a goal keeper.
The Penalty Game is in a class of its own and there are no limits to what players can achieve.
Dakinda is already achieving one of its major targets of youth restiveness and social vices. Youth restiveness and vices are on the decline already as youths have started making money through the game. The Dakinda Penalty Game is designed to increase the entertainment value of football with focus on taking spot-kicks.
Meanwhile, the Dakinda Penalty Game was officially flagged off on the 12th of January this year with the minister of sports Barrister Solomon Dalung taking the first penalty kick.
It could be recalled that, the Chairman League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, was the first person to score on the game and now a sports journalist, Albert Akota, has also joined the league of scorers.