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A Deliberate Shot Combining Education with Football : Flying Eagles Ogbelu On Time For SSCE Exams

School Boy player Onuche Ogbelu has teamed up with his mates in school for the on going Senior Secondary School examinations organized by WAEC after his successful outing with the Flying Eagles of Nigeria at the recently concluded WAFU B tournament in Niamey, Niger.

Onuche, an attacking midfielder in the just concluded Under 20 tournament is a Senior Secondary School student of Fosla Academy, Karshi-Abuja. A school owned by the former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi.

Confirming the availability of Onuche for the examinations, the Principal of the Academy Ms Josephine Ebohdagbe said the player returned from the National assignments early enough to meet up with the examinations “yes, Onuche Ogbelu was able to return to school early enough to meet up with his examinations. He is a science student, though the examinations had started before he returned, but he met all his core subjects. We did advised him to travel with his books, which he actually did. He sat for his mathematics examinations at the weekend”.

She described the player as a very brilliant student, who is always determined to succeed in his career. Onuche on his part said his attention has totally been shifted to his academic after the U. 20 tournament in Niamey, Niger Republic, saying that they have been trained in their school to combine football effectively with education.

“after my examinations, I will fully rejoin my team, Fosla FC in our quest to gain promotion to the NNL by the end of the season.”

Fosla FC is expected to resume the second stanza of the NLO Division 1 League on Friday 10 June. They finished the first stanza as tops of Group F1.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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