Keke High School, Ikeja High School, Green Spring, Government College and Baptist Boys High School are some of the teams that have booked their spots in next year’s Nigerian American Football League after they scaled through at the end of the qualifiers held recently.
The above teams and Okemagba High School, Olomu Secondary School, Dolphins Girls, Akande Dahunsi Oregun Senior High School and Stadium Senior Grammar School are the some of the other teams that have qualified for the league and they are to play in either division One, two or three in 2022.
Nigerian American Football Association
Head of Operations, NAFA, Lawrence Ojaide was full of praise for the qualified teams whom he said exhibited competitive spirits from the beginning to the end either they winning or otherwise.
“On Day One which was on November 22nd We had Keke High School, Dairy Farm School and Ikeja Junior and Senior High Schools play,” Ojaide said.
“We could see that there was high level of competitions between the teams that played, unfortunately, some teams lost but we had Ikeja Senior High School and Keke High School qualifying among the four teams that played at the Dairy Farm centre.
“On Tuesday we had one of the biggest schools in Nigeria that played, Green Spring School. They showed lots of guts and were very impressive. Fortunately, the male won all their games while their female team also won all their games. We had Okemagba qualifying alongside them.
Ojaide hailed the response of the athletes and fans who trooped out to support their teams and has promised that the league which starts next year will be properly planned and with lots of freebies and awesome prizes.
“It has been a massive turnout as we speak because even during their practice times, you would see all the students from their classes trying to catch a glimpse of it. We have trained 40 players from each school.
“We had 22 schools playing on this league and we trained both males and females. This is just a per cent of what you are to witness In 2022 as the league starts.
“You can expect teams trying to spring themselves up to speed to be able to win the league because if you win the league as a team, there is so much benefit. The first, second and third runners up in the league too will get so much as a form of rewards. You will see kids also getting their scholarships right there up to their university level to further their education.”