Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare on Monday during the reception of the Flying Eagles at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja gave a special recognition to FOSLA Academy’s Onuche Ogbelu, describing him as one of the gain of the maiden edition of the Principals Cup in 2021.
Onuche Ogbelu who was then an SS2 pupil of the FOSLA Academy team that won the inaugural Principal Cup in 2021, later became a member of the Flying Eagles team.
FOSLA Academy karshi, Abuja on March 3oth, 2021 emerged champion of the maiden National Principals’ cup finals held at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
The Sani Lulu boys defeated Christ Comprehensive College, Kaduna 2-0 in an entertaining final dominated by the FCT boys.
Tukura Joel struck twice in the 23rd and 24th minutes to swing victory to his side with their opponents finding it difficult to get penetrate the FOSLA defence line.
Onuche Ogbelu, a pivotal member of bronze winning Flying Eagles in the just concluded CAF U20 AFCON was one of the FOSLA Academy players that won the Principal Cup in 2021.
Sunday Dare who recalled that the FOSLA player was among the Flying Eagles and called him out, “There was a secondary school student among your, Dare said pointing to the Flying Eagles. Yes, he is Onuche Ogbelu, some of his team mate responded chorusly”
Ogbelu stood up and after introducing himself; the Minister asked everyone to clap for him for breaking into the national team and made him proud two years after the maiden Principals Cup was held. He however said, this is one of the gains of the maiden Principals Cup, the Minister said.
Onuche Ogbelu as an SS3 pupil made the Flying Eagles team to the WAFU U20 Zone B championship in Niamey, Niger Republic last year 2022, and was instrumental to the Flying Eagles performances in Egypt AFCON U20.