Football Sports

CBIS Students Shine at Southampton Football Academy

The United Kingdom is home to the English Football League, a league of professional football clubs from England and Wales founded in 1888. Popularly called the home of football.

Some of the world’s famous and best Footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Mohammed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, Alex Scott, and Jermain Defoe play for various topflight clubs in the United Kingdom.

So, when the management of Caleb British International School, Lekki, decided to expose their young stars to the best of the round ladder game at the Southampton Football Academy United Kingdom, it was a good decision that gave the young stars the best of the best exposure in the game of football and sports activities in order to enhance their resilience, empathy, confidence and empowerment, sharp thinking, learning, and exercising good judgement, keep their mental skills sharp and opportunity for global networking among others.

CBIS students merged with other 2 schools to play against the Canadian Schools and other UK students, the CBIS team qualified for the final and went ahead to win the festival competition.

To this end, the representative of Southampton Football Academy, Mr. ED Kilby was in Caleb British International School, Lekki-Abijo GRA to appreciate, commend and to present certificates of participation to students who took part in the Football training in the United Kingdom.

Speaking, Andy Martino, Southampton Football Academy Coach was full of praises for the CBIS Students for displaying exceptional qualities. “The boys from Caleb British International school, showed good character and willingness to learn and improve their skills”.

The CBIS Football Coach Mr. Kazeem Gbajabiamila remarked “It was a good experience for Caleb British International School Students, they lodged in Solent University in Southampton. They had the opportunity to experience the University Facility, which I found very educative to our students. They went on excursion to different heritage sites and cruise, and it was beautiful. Our students had the opportunity to be coached by UEFA grade A license Development Coaches, which are top coaches in the world”

Emmanuel Oluwasegun Nwajei, Enyinnaya Okagwu, Genaro Nnaji Chisimdiri and other students who spoke after the event were unanimous in their response that going to Southampton Football Academy, UK was a very good experience and helpful. It gave them the opportunity to network with new friends from other countries and the coaches were very hardworking and caring.

Akpan Blessing said “Going to Southampton was a very good experience, l really loved it. It opened my mind about my future choices, l loved how the coaches took their time to train us very well, l gained a lot and had good experience. I took part in professional level drills which was helpful. The awareness training, passing, shooting, and finishing was exciting.”

On his part David Alfred had this to say “It was my first ever professional training in football, we got a strict schedule on what we had to do, we woke up early, took breakfast, went for training, took a little rest, had lunch, went back for training, had dinner, we had a lot of activities, and it was insightful”

Caleb British International School is known for academic excellence, high moral standard, discipline, and engagement of its students in global competitions. CBIS students and teachers have won global awards in Sciences, Arts, and other competitive events across the globe.

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