Friday, 11 January 2013

Benue Born Soccer Star evicted from Glo Soccer Academy

The Northbank area of Makurdi, Benue State came alive last week as the latest evictee from the Glo Soccer Academy, Anthony Obonogwu was treated to a vivacious reception by his community who celebrated his exposure to international training at the Academy in grand style.

The visibly elated leader of the Idoma clan in the area, Chief Joseph Odaudu, who also chaired the reception, set the ball rolling with his speech which centred on the importance of having a boy from the area in the Glo Soccer Academy.
“It s a thing of joy for this community to be represented at the Glo Soccer Academy. Although Anthony did not win, we are quite happy and delighted that one of ours was among the thirty three boys that were selected among thousands of youths in West Africa.’’

He expressed the gratitude of his people to Globacom for not only setting up the academy, but also training Anthony and bringing him back home safely.
Chief Odaudu commended Globacom for its activities and efforts over the years geared towards developing sports and particularly football in Nigeria. He described Globacom as the pillar of Sports in Nigeria.
On his part, Anthony Obonogwu thanked the management of Globacom for the trainings he received from the combination of local and international coaches at the academy. He is optimistic that his participation at the academy will assist him greatly in his football career.

In his brief Speech at the occasion, Glo Business Director for Benue State, Mr AbdulWahid Popoola said that Glo Soccer Academy was established to discover young talents, teach and groom them to become world-class footballers who can compete with their contemporaries anywhere in the world.
He commended Anthony for being a good ambassador of his community during his stay at the Academy.

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