FCV Academy endorsed by Nigeria Olympic Committee
FCV International Football Academy has received the endorsement of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) particularly for its uniqueness of combining football with education, after announcing plans for camps in 2019.
NOC Secretary General, Tunde Popoola, described FCV Academy as the right platform for footballers to combine sports and education which is the ideal of the International Olympic Committee. Popoola, a former Nigeria captain for the African Games commended the UK-based academy for deciding to set up a camp in Nigeria which he said would help Nigerian athletes to fulfil their potentials in sports and education.
“We are so happy that FCV Academy has considered Nigeria as its base in Africa and we believe this will surely help our athletes to combine sports with education which has been lacking in the past,” he said.
“As a product of school sports, I am confident that this kind of platform will surely help us to produce educated sports stars.
“We at NOC will be willing to support this kind of initiative as it is in tandem with the IOC ideals of marrying sports and education.”
The Vice President of NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi, echoed NOC’s stance stating that this would help to mould and produce educated footballers that would be useful to themselves and to the society after their retirement from active service.
“I must commend FCV for bringing the unique products to Nigeria where football and education can be combined,” the NFF helmsman said.
“This for us is a good development for school football and we hope our athletes will avail themselves the opportunity to cue into this and get better mentoring to get better lives.
“We will support this kind of idea and we hope it has come to stay in Nigeria.”
FCV will stage two camps in Lagos and Abuja in April 2019, with two players from each camp getting scholarships to attend the FCV Academy for two weeks in the summer of 2019.