Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp Offers Scholarships to Kids


This year’s Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp (GKFC) promises to be an exciting one, as the organisers of the annual football fiesta are once again offering scholarships to outstanding participants.

This year’s football camp is to hold from April 8 to 13 at the Lekki campus of Greensprings School.

Participants are expected to be handled by top international coaches from The Netherlands and England. They are to be supported by the Lagos State Football Association.

According to a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Strategy, Greensprings School Lagos, Uche Ogbu, after the four-day rigorous training, awards are going to be issued to participants based on their conduct during the camp, with the ultimate prize being the educational scholarship to the Most Promising Player(s).

This year’s award will join the growing list of eight awardees that have benefited from the annual scheme with some of them making it to the Under-15 National Team of Nigeria.

This annual football camp was established in 2012 to enable children between the ages of 5 and 17 years learn football skills from Nigerian and international coaches alike.

“GKFC 2018 promises to be more exciting as our partnership with Nwankwo Kanu has led to a working relationship with STARS Football Academy – a United Kingdom based football academy, renowned for recruiting young players and aiding their progression into top English football league clubs.

Team Scouts from STARS Football Academy will be on ground for this year’s camp to spot players that are eligible for trials and possible absorption into their academy,” Ogbu said.

There will also be female coaches on ground to groom female stars that will step into the shoes of the likes of Asisat Oshoala, the current African Woman Footballer of the Year.

For the 2018 edition, the football camp will feature other exciting activities such as movie night, inspirational presentations, swimming, penalty kick contests and a host of other team games.

Former Super Eagles Captain, Nwankwo Kanu, will also be on ground to motivate participants during the camp training sessions.

“Greensprings School is passionate about the development of young African children and therefore has introduced a SPONSOR-A-STAR Project this year, to ensure more children benefit from the GKFC. Corporate organisations are encouraged to sponsor children within their communities or from identified groups, in fulfillment of their corporate social responsibility.

“Proceeds from this camp will sponsor at least one child to have a lifesaving heart surgery via the Kanu Heart Foundation.

“To register, visit or pick up the registration forms from our Lekki or Anthony campus,” Ogbu concluded.