Former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Sani Lulu Abdullahi has awarded academic scholarships to 10 U-13 players to continue their educational career at the FOSLA Academy in Abuja.
The award, which is worth N7.25 million yearly, would see the ten lucky players who were picked from the competition organized by the Academy in Kogi State and FCT, enjoy the scholarship all through their secondary and tertiary education.
According to the former NFF boss, who is the Proprietor of the Academy, this gesture is his little ways of giving back to the society, especially young players from the less privileged families “this program has been on for over 15 years, and it is our little ways of giving back to the society.
“They would join other naturally endowed players at the FOSLA Academy to continue their football careers and combining it effectively with their education starting from JSS 1. The Academy would sponsor them all through their educational careers, and managing their playing careers effectively.
“It is our dreams to see further Nigerian stars emerge from the Academy. Currently, we have over 50 players in the Academy, and higher percentage of them is sponsored by the school. The senior students would be writing their JSS 3 exams this year”.
Lulu said that FOSLA Academy also enroll other fee paying students who would want to learn the rudiments of the game, while combining it with their education.
The ten selected players are Federal Capital Territory, Ahmed Yahaya (Bwari), Moses Aluko (Gwagwalada), Abdulkadir Baba (Karshi), Habib Kazeem (Kwali)), Bulus Ezra (AMAC). From Kogi State are; Hamza Dauda (Bassa), Chibuyo Haruna (Idah), Bala Emmanuel (Omala), David Daniel (Ibaji) and Daniel Abraham (Ofu).