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Flying Eagles ‘School Boy’ player Graduates From Senior Secondary school



The National U. 20 school boy player Onuche Ogbelu has graduated from Fosla Academy in Karshi Abuja after completion of his six years Secondary School education.

The graduation ceremony which was held during the week, saw the defending and attacking midfielder graduating along with other students from the Academy.

Reacting on his graduation from the Academy, an elated Onuche who was 18 years in May, said “I am really excited. I will want to say that I am leaving the Academy with double Honours. I was able to successfully complete my senior Secondary school program, having joined the Fosla Academy in the 2016/2017 Academic Session. I was also able to be among the privilege few players that represented Nigeria at the U. 20 level, winning a place for the AFCON U.20. I count myself privileged because many never believed that a secondary school student can make an impact at that level “.

Continuing, the Ibaji, Kogi state born player said” I remain appreciative to our father, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi for his selfless role in building a future for very many of us. I must always thank the U20 Head Coach Dr Ladan Bosso for believing in me, and giving me the rear opportunity to serve Nigeria. I remember vividly my debut match against Cote D’ivoire, in the semi finals of the WAFU B U20 Championship, when he called me up just few minutes to end the match, with scoreline at 1-1, and gave me confidence, directing that I should go into the field, and stabilize the team. It was there I realized that he had a lot of confidence in me. I thank God I did not disappoint him “. He was also thankful to all members of the Fosla Family for being there for him with their prayers.

On his next plan after graduation, he said” I will return fully to my team Fosla FC to help them in our quest to gain promotion to the Nigeria National League, from there I will wait for what God has in stock for me ” he concluded.

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Volleyball: Nigeria U21 targets 2023 FIVB World Championship ticket- Mohammed



The Head Coach of Nigeria U21 Men’s Volleyball Team, Sani Mohammed revealed that the country’s aim at the African U21 Nations Championship is to qualify for the 2023 FIVB U21 Men’s World Championship.

Mohammed stated this during a press briefing with journalists at Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS) in Kaduna on Friday.

The African U21 Men’s Nations Championship is scheduled for 13th to 23rd August, 2022

He said the technical crew has studied the technicalities other teams especially the North Africa adding that other teams should be wary of Nigeria.

The former National setter said, “We were African U19 Champions and these set of boys attended the FIVB U19 Boys Championship. The boys have graduated to the U21 Men’s category and our target is to qualify for the FIVB U21 Men’s World Championship.

“The team is prepared, the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod and his board members have tried their best; it is left for the players and coaches to do their best in Tunisia.”

“The technical crew have been studying the teams that will participate in the tournament because we do not sleep; other teams are wary of our current squad and development.

“We beam our search light on the host; Tunisia and other North African Nations. They feel the U21 is their birthright but this is an opportunity to let the World know we are equally good. Every team has their own strategy and when we meet on the court, the result will show our level of preparedness,” he added.

Meanwhile, the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod charged the players to be good ambassadors.

Nimrod said the current board members of Nigeria Volleyball Federation are solidly behind the team predicting podium finish for the former African U19 Champions.

The National U21 team departed the country on Friday (11:45pm) at the Nnamadi Azikiwe Airport to Tunisia.

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