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Asisat Oshoala launches soccer academy in Lagos

The Asisat Oshoala Foundation, established in 2015, will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the academy

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Asisat Oshoala, four-time African Footballer of the Yr and FC Barcelona Femení star, has introduced the launch of the ‘Asisat Oshoala Academy’ (AOA).

The academy she stated is in partnership with Nike and Ladies Win.

AOA is designed to supply entry to soccer and lifeskills for marginalized schoolgirls in Lagos.

The academy is the most recent initiative of Asisat Oshoala that may construct upon her mission of offering entry to sport and training for younger ladies in her group.

“I’ve at all times strived to present again to the woman little one in my group and I imagine this soccer academy will present alternatives for extra ladies to excel via the mixture of sport and training. I need to thank our companions Ladies Win and Nike for serving to carry this platform to life. Collectively we are able to go additional and obtain much more,” Oshoala stated in an official assertion.

The Asisat Oshoala Basis, established in 2015, can be chargeable for the day-to-day administration of the academy. Ladies Win, the Amsterdam-based world ladies’s fund devoted to advancing women and girls’s rights, will carry their experience to the academy’s improvement.

“Ladies Win may be very proud and excited to be partnering with our longtime companion Nike, Asisat and the Asisat Oshoala Academy to leverage the ability of sport to assist ladies in Nigeria to turn out to be higher geared up to train their rights. This partnership and program can be key in making certain ladies can thrive as they face probably the most urgent problems with adolescence and realise their inherent management potential,” Yvonne Henry, Ladies Win manufacturers director, stated.

AOA will present 30 ladies (age 12 – 18) with entry to 90 minutes of soccer coaching 3 times per week. The programme can be complemented with life abilities training overlaying a variety of empowerment and rights-based matters. Graduates from the academy can be inspired to transform their management abilities to make a constructive affect of their respective communities.

Along with the weekly programming, the academy will host 4 ‘She Performs’ occasions a yr. These occasions will broaden the attain of the academy’s actions and can host as much as 100 schoolgirls, aged 12 to 18 years, each session.

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