Former President of the Nigeria Football Federation Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi on Wednesday was presented with the bronze medals of the Football event, won by Nasarawa State University Keffi at the just concluded Nigeria University Games held by the University of Lagos. The presentation was by his Fosla FC players who were part of the Nasarawa State University Keffi team that won the medals at the Games.
The brief ceremony which was held at the Fosla FC stadium Karshi Abuja before the NLO 1 Matchday 3 encounter between the Abuja based team and Flight FC of Makurdi.
It could be recalled that 7 players from the Fosla Football Club were among the Nasarawa State University Keffi football team that won the bronze medal of the football event at the 2022 NUGA games hosted by University of Lagos. The students are among the over 40 students from the Fosla Academy that are running various Academic programs at the University under the full scholarship of Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi.
The medalists who were led by the Fosla Football Club captain Abdulganiu Abdulazeez, who incidentally is the University’s Students Director of Sports, expressed appreciations to Alhaji Lulu for the financial and fatherly supports to them right from their Junior Secondary School levels, and promised to continue to represent the Academy, which he described as the foremost in the world, very well anywhere they found themselves.
Reacting, an elated former NFF President was full of satisfaction with the performance of Nasarawa State University Keffi Football team at the games , while urging the players to continue to work hard to win more laurels for their institution, Nasarawa State University Keffi, while upholding the good tenets that were imbibed in them while at Fosla Academy.
He congratulated the boys, for honoring him and the School, and promised to continue to render his selfless services to indigent students who are naturally endowed in the sports. Fosla Academy has an existing agreement with the Nasarawa State University Keffi, where students from the Academy are allowed to undertake any academic programs of their choice at the University, after fulfilling all the prerequisite requirements for admission.
The boys later teamed up with their team mates in the Fosla Football Club to defeat the Flight FC of Makurdi by two goals to nil.
The Matchday 3 encounter which was watched by the Chief Operating officer of the NLO Olushola Ogunnowo, FCT Director of Sports, Istafanus Lukas among many others, saw the youthful Abuja boys scoring two second half goals to overcome the hard fighting Markudi team.
Allayi Haruna raised the curtain in the 63rd minutes, while Solomon Abraham took the game beyond the visiting team in the 88th minutes.
Fosla FC who are now on top of G1, will play their next match against Police FC also of Abuja.