The Asisat Oshoala Academy (AOA) will hold the third edition of “SHEPLAYS” project at Nathaniel idowu football pitch in Ajegunle, Lagos.
This is coming after successful hosting of the two editions of the “sheplays” project by the Asisat Oshoala Academy.
The academy, which is in partnership with NIKE and Women’s Win has been carving a niche for itself in the Nigerian football environment, as it has continued to impact positively on the life of girl-child in the country both in sports and education.
While the lucky girls who were admitted into the academy based in Lagos have been weekly exposed to the rudiments of football together with life skills training, the Asisat Oshoala Academy will on 6 April will flag off the third edition of the “SHEPLAY” Project, which will be taken to Ajegunle at Ajeromi Ifelodun local government.
Ajegunle uniqueness lies in the fact that it is a concentration of all the many ethnic groups in Nigeria. Ajegunle is a Yoruba word which is broke down as Aje gunle meaning a place where riches dwell; in other words, a land with raw and untapped treasures (Talents).
In past years, it has produced notable entertainers, footballers, top socialites that includes Samson Siasia, coach of Nigeria’s Olympic Team, Biodun Obende who plays in Finland, former Watford striker Odion Ighalo, and former Super Eagles defender who is now a pastor, Taribo West and Emmanuel Amuneke, former African Footballer of the Year.
The SHE Project, an all-encompassing initiative, is designed as Sports Intervention, Humanitarian Intervention and Educational Intervention program for the targeted communities.
Over 500 students are expected to be mentored and also engaged in AOA life skill education program, football and other sports.