Former NFF President Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi has described his pet project, Fosla Academy as a work in progress, saying that if fully developed, the Academy will compete favourably with the best in the world.
Lulu who was speaking at the background of the Academy’s 10th year anniversary and 5th Graduation ceremony holding on Saturday 11 December 2021, said that the vision of ensuring that the institution when fully developed will have all the facilities of competing with the best in the world. He said within ten years, the Academy has successfully implemented the first phase of the project, and is now ready to embark on the second phase and third phase which are the full development of the Stadium project and the University, all based on available resources. “the concept is to ensure that the students are developed in an environment that will give them the opportunity to develop their skills and their academics prowness without hindrance. So that they will grow to become the best in the world”.
The former FCT Director of Sports said the 10th anniversary will be used in recognizing those that have contributed in the success stories of the Academy. “we are recognizing the Kaduna state Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai who was the Minister of FCT, who approved the establishment of the Academy here in FCT. We are also recognizing the Sarki Karshi Alhaji Ismaila Mohammed, late NFF Secretary General and Board member of the Academy Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi among others.
Fosla Academy opened its doors of allowing youths with natural endowment in football to combine their career effectively with education in 2011. They have excelled in both within the decade of existence. They are the national champions of the rejuvenated National Principals Cup, and a student of the Academy emerged the best National Essay writer among secondary schools in Nigeria in 2020. 42 students on the Academy’s scholarship program are running various Undergraduate programs at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, all are members of the Fosla Football Club that plays in the Nigeria Nationwide League Division One. The club holds the record of been the first clubside in the country to present an all Undergraduate players in any Nigeria League.