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Super Eagles Player To Set Up Football Academy In Abia 



Super Eagles Player To Set Up Football Academy In Abia 

Super Eagles player and midfielder Frank Onyeka, popularly called Frank the Tank, is set to build a world-class football academy in Abia State, News About Nigeria reports.

The footballer declared his intention while visiting the Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, in the company of the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party in 2023, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.

Datti, who stated that Onyeka is his adopted son, noted that the player will go into education, adding that football is also a form of education.

“I brought your own son whom I have adopted, again, to his father, the Governor of Abia State. He goes by the name Frank Onyeka.

“He plays football for Nigeria and how we met and became close to the extent that I adopted him is that he is going into the line of education.

“Never mind that they are playing sports – football. Football is education. That is my calling. That also happens to be the calling of our leader here (Governor Otti) who has already been leading with remarkable 20% of budget allocation in education of Abia State budget, which is close to 26% of UNESCO and World Bank, and the UN. And I believe before the end of his 8-year tenure Insha Allah, he will make that 26% and possibly exceed,” he stated.

He added that the academy is a legacy that has brought all of their careers and ambitions together.

He also commended the governor for his developmental strides in the state, stating that  the sun is at last shining over the state.

“The sun is shining in Abia State finally. I am glad that truth is beginning to prevail and people are seeing light at the end of the tunnel,” he added.