Leadership (Abuja)

14 January 2013

Nigeria: Glo Academy Evictee Eyes National Team

One of the last three evicted players from the Glo Soccer Academy, Tobe Nwaribeaku said his ultimate dream is to play for the national team, the Super Eagles in the very near future.

Speaking shortly after he was evicted from the Academy, Tobe said the experience and exposure he garnered from the house has put him on a very good pedestal to play for the national team. Playing at the central defence, Tobe lauded the quality of training; camping and mentoring offered them at the Academy, maintaining that the coaching crew was committed, resourceful and brought out the best football skills from the boys. He commended the coaching crew for the transparent manner of selecting the final sixteen players of the "Dream Team." "I do not know why I narrowly missed being selected, but God knows best. I believe I would one day play for the national team because I believe I am a good player. I thank Globacom for giving us this wonderful opportunity, Tobe said.

Receiving Tobe in his residence, the Baale of Dankada in Ajegunle, Lagos, Chief Nosiru Oluwa urged Nigerian youths to always engage in productive activities that would bring glory to their communities. He congratulated the Nwaribeaku family for raising a well-behaved, talented and resourceful boy like Tobe, and urged them to continue to support him to achieve his dreams.

Three players were evicted from Glo Soccer Academy during the last week's eviction exercise at the Glo Soccer Academy. Sixteen finalists emerged at the end of the exercise and they will go on a training tour of the Manchester United Soccer Schools in Carrington, England as well as enjoy the G-Bam Scholarship of N750,000 each as part of the prizes.

In addition, the Most Valuable Player will earn N5 million, while the remaining 15 will go home with N1 million each.

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