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Lagos State Government has given reasons why
the state has been supporting Nigerian female
football international, Asisat Oshoala and her pet
project, the Asisat Oshoala Foundation.
Mr. Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser on Sports to
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said that the
government recognised how the reigning African
women footballer of the year developed her
career from the grassroots and rose to the
stardom, adding that for Oshoala to come out
with a foundation to help the girl child in Lagos,
it shows that she is a lady of substance who
meant well for the society that made her, and
her feats in the last couple of years are
something worth celebrating.
“His Excellency, Governor Akinwumi Ambode
recognises the contribution Asisat has made to
football in the country and Africa as a whole.
More importantly that she an indigene of Lagos
also gives us a joy to want to support her and
her pet project Asisat Oshoala Foundation.
“The ongoing Asisat Oshoala/Lagos State
Secondary Schools Girls Football Clinic is a good
programme we see as a platform to train and
show the girls what they can do with football.
She was at the Teslim Balogun Stadium when
she hosted Lagos secondary schools students to
‘Meet and Greet Asisat event’ on Monday. On
Tuesday, she went to Epe Grammar School
where she trained the girls and at the end of the
day she gave them certificates, jerseys and other
gifts. On Wednesday she came to the Teslim
Balogun Stadium where another round of training
was organised for the girls.
“The programme will be rounded off with the
launch of her foundation where the First Lady,
wife of the Governor, Her Excellency, Mrs
Bolanle Ambode will be present.
“We see Asisat as a mentor and role model for a
girl child in Lagos. Looking at her humility and
the way she rose to the top, if she can be a role
model for these girls it would go a long way in
shaping their present and the future. Since the
clinic began on Monday, she has been mentoring
these girls, speaking with them on the need to
take their education serious. These we believe
would definitely shape their life.
“She has been mentoring the girls and sharing
her life experiences and what it took to get to
the top. She also spoke on the need to take
their education serious, become responsible and
disciplined and prepare for the challenges of life,
“Tinubu said.

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