• Fawaz relishes scholarship opportunity, promises to work hard
The chairman of the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA), Seyi Akinwunmi has said that the annual Greensprings Kanu Football Camp has impacted positively on the lives of less privileged children in the country.
Speaking on the impact of the camp on Nigerian youths, Akinwunmi said the management of Greensprings, particularly the Director, Mrs. Lai Koiki, should be commended for keeping faith with the camp since its inception in 2012.
“The partnership with Greensprings Kanu Football Camp can be described as God sent for the Lagos State Football Association because it gives us something tangible to report and it also vindicates the families of the children because they benefit so much from it. Every year we have a new family who would not have dreamt of sending their child to Greensprings School, but for the charitable act of the leadership of the school, they now have their kids getting quality education,” he said.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Vice President added, “We are happy now that some of the scholars are graduating from Greensprings while new ones are still coming in. It has been a wonderful journey and on behalf of the Lagos State Government, we say a very big thank you to the management of the school and especially to Mrs. Lai Koiki.”
Over 200 participants from various parts of the country took part in this year’s camp, which had former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu as one of the motivators.
Meanwhile, the winner of this year’s scholarship, 11-year-old Abbey Fawaz is yet to come to terms with the prospect of completing his education at Greensprings School.
Fawaz, who is the ninth beneficiary of the scholarship, thanked the management of the school for the gesture, saying, “I cannot believe that I will be attending Greensprings School having attended public schools all my life. But now life has changed for me through my talent in football. I am so grateful to the management of the school and I am looking forward to resume.”