It was a beehive of activities at the camp of the Lagos Football Vacation programme at the Lagos State Senior Model College, Badore, Ajah, where U-15 youngsters were taking through the rudiments of the round leather game.
The maiden edition of the 2023 Lagos holiday football programme under the stewardship of Fouad Oki will run from 22nd August to 2nd September 2023.
Speaking after the morning training session, the Chairman Lagos State Football Association, Fouad Oki urged the campers to show empathy to one another. He said it is only then they can begin to show good character as somebody that can be trusted, worked with and reliable.
“At all times you must see the next person like yourself in order to form a formidable team. Believe in yourself and eschew cutting corners as the factors that can lead one to the zenith are hard work and prayers”.
Oki hinted that they need to be patriotic Nigerians as only those who believe in their country that contribute immensely to the development of the society.
He further stated that success is not only limited to football, but other areas of human endeavours would be encouraged; anybody that perform excellently in academics will also get rewarded.
The 10-day maiden edition of Lagos football vacation camp is an initiative designed to keep them off the street and development of football at the grassroots.