Nigeria America Football Association gears up for talent discovery through secondary school – Latest Nigeria Sports & Football News

American football, a very unknown sport in Nigeria, for the moment, has attracted the attention of its current leaders who have decided to look into the future of these sports to discover talents and give the opportunity to young people to pursue their dreams.

The association held a press conference for this purpose, after duly cooperating with the Lagos State Sports Commission, the Director of School Sports of Lagos State, the president of the association, the coach Henry Nwuanyawu who was represented by Babajide Akeredolu, Mr. Abiodun Agbaje the director New Hall School whose school has been a strong supporter of the association since 2019 and a few others.

Speaking to Sports247 on the association‘s current plans and actions, association secretary Mr Lawrence Ojaide said the high school flag football league playoffs are just the first. edition because there are more to come.

“We just want young people to know what’s happening in 2022. We want our students to come to a semi-professional level and the league is coming for them to take them to the professional level,” Lawrence said. “The league is there for them because we have teams with a professional mindset as we call on the community to prepare and other efforts are put in place,” he added. He also said that sponsorships are being set up even though students have the opportunity to be sponsored throughout their studies in the higher education institutions also through one of the sponsors.

Speaking on the ongoing qualifiers, some games took place at Diary Farm Secondary School. “We have 42 teams taking part in these qualifiers, 19 are women and the rest are men and they are all from 21 schools. This is just the beginning, we have so many schools who want to participate, however, we had to start with that to begin with so that we had the best selection and the best concentration,” the secretary concluded.

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