Foundation To Sponsor 35 Basketball, American Football Players Abroad

No fewer than 35 basketball and American football players are set to embark on further training and study abroad, courtesy of Ejike Ugboaja Foundation (EUF).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that over 100 participants took part in the 2022 edition of the Annual EUF Basketball talent hunt and American football open trials from Wednesday to Friday in Abuja.

The three-day event which took place at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Package B, showcased basketball and American football talents from across the 36 states of the federation and FCT.

Ejike Ugboaja, the President of EUF told NAN that the players selected from the event would enjoy scholarship and placement in American Universities.

He said they would also have the opportunity to further their career to greater heights.

Ugboaja who played for the D’Tigers and was also drafted with the Cleveland Caveliers in the NBA, said S that the annual event was in its 15th edition.

“This is my annual event and the EUF have been doing this since 2007, that’s about 15 years now. This is the 2022 edition and we are here to fish out basketball and American football talents again.

“Every year, we try to give out scholarship to these young talents to go and play basketball abroad.

“About 15 basketball and 20 American football talents will be going this year to study in U.S.; some of them will be going to high school, while others will be going to the university.

“We have over 100 basketball and American football talents here and we are selecting no fewer than 35 out of the bunch to give them a better life,” he said.

He said that over 2,000 Nigerians who are beneficiaries of the foundation, were presently schooling abroad.

The president said that some had obtained their masters, while others had acquired their doctorate degrees.

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