The African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTDF) has awarded $3.6 million scholarship in some US Colleges for 14 talented basketballers discovered in Kano during the recent Noah Dallaji U-17 Basketball Tournament.
Some of the colleges include Brighton Academy in Maine, Washington DC, and Washington State University
At a media briefing in Abuja the first set of the discovered talents, including five students were each awarded with $300,000 which was expected to cover the cost of scholarship and living expenses in the US
The president of the Noah Dallaji Legacy Project and the African Children Talent Discovery Foundation ACTDF, Dr Noah Dallaji while announcing the package said the nine remaining discovered talents will be on their way to the US after their unveiling in a fortnight .
He urged the successful talents to remain focused and strive to be useful to themselves, families, state and country, warning that the foundation will not hesitate to withdraw the scholarship from anyone found wanting.
The presentation ceremony was attended by former D’Tigers Captain, Olumide Oyedeji, Super Eagles Stars, Daniel Amokachi and one time Newcastle United Striker, Lomana Tresor LuaLua.
Lua lua described the gesture by Dallaji as unprecedented by anybody in Africa.
He advised the talents to be dedicated while working on their potential and see themselves as ambassadors of the country
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