Nigeria’s representatives in this year’s CAF African Schools Football Championship, National Grammar School, Nike, Enugu State were off to a roaring start with a 4-0 defeat of their Togolese counterparts, as the WAFU B Zonal Finals of the championship began in Lome on Thursday.
National Grammar School had emerged champions of a national championship staged in the Federal Capital, Abuja 2nd – 9th November 2023, which entertained a total of 11 teams from nine States of the federation. There were teams from Yobe, Enugu, Plateau, Borno, Oyo, Ogun, Taraba and Kwara States as well as the FCT in the U15 competition.
In the female category, FOSLA Academy (the stellar football+education project of former NFF President, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi), emerged champions of a three-team competition and is flying Nigeria’s flag in the female event.
Representatives from Nigeria, Benin Republic, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and host Togo are converging in Lome for the four-day WAFU B zonal finals that will end on Sunday, with matches at the Stade Municipal de Kegue.