Safe Haven Football Academy was inaugurated on Sunday in Ikorodu area of Lagos State as part of efforts to develop grassroots sports in Nigeria.
The academy, which is situated at Safe Haven, Legina Estate, near Adamo Town in Ikorodu, was established by Rev. Dele George of the little Saints Orphanage, Lagos in partnership with Daraya Sports, La Liga and Real Betis.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the young players, aged between 10 and 12, along with their officials, were presented to the public at the inaugural ceremony.
Rev. Dele George, in a speech, said that the main goal was to remove vulnerable children/ adolescents, abandoned or orphaned, from the streets.
“We want to reform and empower such children.
“The academy will stir up the natural and academic abilities of the children/adolescents, while creating a safe environment for the maximisation of their abilities.
“The academy will also empower the children/adolescents for prosperous…
Source: News Agency of Nigeria