18 February 2013

Nigeria: Lulu Congratulates Super Eagles

Former NFF President Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi has congratulated the Super Eagles for winning the 29th edition of the Africa Nations Cup in South Africa.

Lulu who spoke in Abuja at the weekend during the inauguration of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of his pet project FOSLA Academy in Karshi Abuja said the victory of the Super Eagles is well deserved. He said the team worked very hard to achieve the feat and commended the Head Coach of team Stephen Keshi praying that God should strengthen him and other members of the team to sustain the rejuvenation of the Super Eagles

The former FCT Director of Sports said that the objective of establishing the FOSLA Academy was to promote and sustain the high standard of football in Nigeria through the development of youth football and high level of education, and ensuring that accurate data as relates to ages of players are kept. "FOSLA Academy commenced academic activities in 2011 with 25 students out of which 23 students are on scholarship, and two fee paying students. It was a huge dream but God has kept us till this very moment and we are on our second academic session with a total of 36 students (31 on scholarship and 5 fee paying students). It is expected that when the school gets to the maximum of 600 students population, the sponsored students will be about 20%" he emphasised.

Principal of the Academy, Josephine Ebhodaghe enumerated the achievements of the Academy within its short existence to include providing 8 players to the FCT U-13 team that won the NFF U-13 Soccer Competition last year, and all the 8 players penciled down for invitation to the National U-13 team.

Acting Chairman of Academy, Dr. John Ogbadu said that the concept of the Academy is to serve as a pool for the various age grade national teams to select good players with verifiable ages in the nearest future.

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