FOSLA Academy located in Karshi, Abuja has appealed to Nigerians to adopt and facilitate the participation of Nigeria’s representative, FOSLA Academy in the World School Football Championship organized by the International School Sport Federation (ISF) and slated for 22 to 31, July 2023 in Rabat, Morocco.
Making this call is Godwin Bamigboye who is Chairman FOSLA Academy Action Committee on Participation in the World School Football Championship. He said that FOSLA, at this level, should be seen as a Nigeria Project that all hands should be on deck to actualise this great opportunity.
He explained that within a space of 12 years, FOSLA Academy has made visible and tangible progress and achievement in Academics and Sports. He further stated that among all other verifiable achievement, FOSLA Academy won the revived Nigeria’s Principal Cup which also brought to limelight Onuche Ogbelu who as an SS3 student made his debut in the National Under 20 Team, the Flying Eagles.
He emphasized that the bulk of talented players in FOSLA Academy are on scholarships because they are students with indigent background.
He commended the School’s Proprietor, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, former President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for his deliberate effort to reach out to the less privileged through the offer of scholarships to these talented but indigent students up to University level.
He added that a total of 10 students who were in FOSLA Academy recently graduated from Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), while over 30 of the players are at various levels in the University.
Bamigboye therefore called on Government, public and private organizations including philanthropic minded Nigerians to join hands towards helping FOSLA Academy players to explore the World stage with the possibility of exploiting available prospects therein for Nigeria by emerging champions of the 2023 edition of the World School Football Championship.
FOSLA Academy, representing Nigeria, is in Group G made up of Czech Republic, Morocco, Peru and Nigeria.