School Football: National Grammar School Enugu, Others To Receive 800 Match Balls From CAF
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By Amaechi Agbo
National Grammar School Enugu and 10 other secondary schools that participated in the 2023 African Schools Football Championship in Abuja will receive a total of 800 match balls from the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Assistant Director (Technical), Mr. Abdulrafiu Yusuf confirmed CAF will send a total of 800 balls to the schools through the federation reward for its participation in the WAFU B zonal finals.
National Grammar School, Nike, Enugu won the male tournament that had in attendance 11 schools from Yobe, Enugu, Plateau, Borno, Oyo, Ogun, Taraba and Kwara States as well as the FCT. In the female category, FOSLA Academy emerged champions of a three-team competition.
Representatives from Nigeria, Benin Republic, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and host Togo have converged in Lome since Thursday for the four-day WAFU B zonal finals that will end on Sunday, with matches at the Stade Municipal de Kegue. The winner in Lome will fly WAFU B’s flag at the continental finals slated for April 2024.
Nigeria/s flag bearers won two matches, drew one and lost two, and will contest for the third place on Sunday against the representative team of Ghana.
National Grammar School Enugu was established 65 years ago and has produced legendary Nigeria footballers such as Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Christian Chukwu, inter alia.