Monday, October 17, 2011

75 footballers participate in MTN football examination

No fewer than 75 footballers have participated in the MTN Football Scholar pre-mock examination at the National Institute for Sport in Lagos.
The Project Technical Director, Kunle Raji, noted that the MTN Football Scholar was providing a platform for students to combine football and academics.
Raji said that the 75 footballers for the programme were chosen at random from eight cities across the country.
``The cities are Warri, Benin, Akure, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Ado-Ekiti, Osogbo and Lagos,'' he added.
He said the number of footballers would be trimmed to 30 candidates and sent to the International Football Academy, Wasimi, Ogun, for a three-week training programme.
``At the academy, the candidates will be drilled on the rudiments of the game by a consortium of coaches from different countries to broaden their skills,'' he said
The technical director said that the 30 candidates would finally undergo a Scholarship Aptitude Test (SAT) on Nov. 30.
Raji said only 10 candidates would be selected at the end of the exercise and they would proceed to the U.S. on scholarship.

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