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Flying Eagles’ Midfielder, Ogbelu, Presents WAFU B Gold Medal To His School Boss, Sani Lulu

Flying Eagles’ Midfielder, Ogbelu, Presents WAFU B Gold Medal To His School Boss, Sani Lulu

Flying Eagles’ ‘School Boy’ dazzler, Onuche Ogbelu, on Thursday presented the Gold medal he won with the National U20 side at the just concluded WAFU Zone B Championship in Niamey, Niger Republic, to the Proprietor of his school, Fosla Academy, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, Completesports.com reports.

Ogbelu, at the brief ceremony, also presented his Junior National team jersey to the former Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, President.

The midfielder was described during the Niamey Showpiece as a ‘game changer’ by Flying Eagles Coach, Ladan Bosso.

Ogbelu is a Senior Secondary SS3 student of the Fosla Academy Abuja floated by Alhaji Sani Lulu soon after leaving office as NFF President in 2010 just after the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

After the presentation, Ogbelu returned to school to join his classmates for the ongoing West African Senior Secondary School Examinations.

Receiving the medal and jersey, Lulu congratulated the player for doing the country proud, and as well positively projecting the school in the tournament.

The former FCT Director of Sports expressed happiness over the performance of his student at the tournament, and promised to support him towards ensuring that his academic and football career blossomed in the nearest future.

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“I’m impressed with your individual performance and general contribution to the U20 National Team,” Lulu told Ogbelu.

“You portrayed yourself as a good Ambassador, not only for your nation but as well for the Fosla Academy.

“On my part, I will continue to encourage, support and motivate you and others both in your Football and academic careers.

“This WAFU B success is a challenge for hard work towards the coming African U20 Nations Cup as well as the FIFA U20 World Cup which Nigerians expect the team to qualify for.”

He further encouraged him to remain steadfast and disciplined in his quest to attain greatness.

Responding, Ogbelu thanked the Fosla boss and described him as a ‘father of exceptional quality that takes pride in seeing to the success of his children’.

Ogbelu promised to bring smiles to the faces of the Fosla Family.

The teenager is the Captain of Fosla FC participating in the Nationwide League One, NLO.

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  • Ololo 2 years ago

    He looks young and is a good player.. I was impressed with his play anytime he comes in to replace our ineffective number 10 aminu

  • YEYE nff afte they will be singing NPFL players up and dan.. forgetting that this is where our talents lie in the youth academies.. i wont stop saying it, the likes of Osimhen came from the Academies these boys coupled with our dual nationality players from overseas is our winning formula for the next 10 years unless, the npfl is completely restructured to retain the best players. And our clubs start dominating Champions league like Enyimba did in Early 2000’s. Until then NPFL players as of now need to focus on Chan break into europe and that way make the cut as of now NPFL league is too weak to compete with the best in th league. Even the best that left last season are still not on the level of our boys plying thier trade in Europe and even at that those players should be giving the opportunity before the ones still in the league. This country is backward in reasoning and it is highlighted with this whole NPFL players saga

    • Left for me The NPFL is what that mumu Buhari and Dare should be shutting down and taking time to restructure because it is bringing us no joy and this NPFL vs Overseas players dilemma will derail SE

  • Npfl is very weak league,this shows at the continental level.None of our club sides even make it to group stage.so sad.You watching Npfl sometimes they play like amateurs,No pattern, No direction.

  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    Where are our Ghanaian brothers who call all our under 20 players granddad’s

    • Who cares about hate-filled sore losers. They ( Ghana BS) got beaten by every country they played in their group, including Burkina Faso, and left Niger ignominily without a single point except a draw, but what hurts them most is the 2-0 thrashing they received from FE of Nigeria, so they make excuses for the heavy loss.

      Yeye people suffering from inferiority complex on anything Nigerian.

  • pompei 2 years ago

    SELF-FINISHED AND HIS BAND OF NITWITS, do you see this “Bokom cheat”? See how young he looks?
    So you see how baseless your arguments and accusations are? Our boys are young, at least most of them. Just as young as your boys, maybe even younger.
    Abeg park your jealousy and bad belle for one side.

  • pompei 2 years ago

    Another midfielder that impressed was DANIEL DAGA, who won the man of the match award in 2 games. With DAGA, OGBELU, and others, looks like we will be getting some midfield solutions for the SE from this Flying Eagles team.

  • Bobo Colorado Springs 2 years ago

    This guy is too young, but a good player.

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