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NGO facilitates $100m scholarship for young footballers

The African-USA College Soccer (AUSA) Recruitment tour said it has facilitated over $1 million scholarships

The African-USA College Soccer (AUSA) Recruitment tour said it has facilitated over $1 million scholarships for young brilliant Nigerian footballers.

The Programme Director of AUSA, Abdul Oganla who disclosed this to journalists in Abeokuta Saturday said the initiative was to raise complete student-athletes who would study abroad and also play football successfully.

Oganla stated this while unveiling the 2020 beneficiary of the initiative, Adedokun Michael to journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

19-year-old Adedokun won full scholarship to study Physical and Health education at Dayton College, Ohio, USA and would also play football through the AUSA in partnership with Baawa Initiative.

The football trial was organised by Baawa Initiative in partnership with AUSA to develop young football talents between ages 15 – 25.

Oganla disclosed that over 1,000 young players came for the trial, out of which 34 players were shortlisted by foreign coaches brought in from America.

He added that Adedokun, a graduated of Segun Odegbami International College and Sports Academy was the only successful candidate who passed the SAT examination hence his award of full scholarship.

He said, “In the past 18 months, we have facilitated over a million dollars in scholarships for kids like Adedokun Michael.

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