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Amun, Rufai, Aluo get Diamond Academy award

By Oluchi Tobex-Tobechukwu
Umuahia based Diamond Football Academy, would on December 11 bestow special award on some Nigerian football personalities during her 7th year anniversary.
Topping the list of those to be honored is former Golden Eaglets, Fanny Amun who led Nigeria to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Japan way back in 1993. Amun later rose to become the Secretary General of the nation’s soccer governing body, NFF.
Former Super Eagles first choice keeper, Peter Rufai would also be honored alongside “Gentle giant”, Uche Okechukwu who captained Nigeria to the USA 94 World Cup.
Seasoned Sports journalist, George Aluo who is the Sports Editor of The Nigerian Xpress Newspaper cum Anchor of Sportsville, a weekly sports TV show on Channels Television is to be honored with “Diamond Sports Media Personality Award.”
President of the Academy, Prince Martins Ilechukwu Apugo in a statement said the Academy is honoring personalities who have contributed in lifting Nigerian football in line with the core values of Diamond Football Academy.
“In Diamond Football Academy, we strive for excellence and this has seen us in less than a decade produce stars who are doing Nigeria proud in the round leather game. We are proud to have produced the duo of Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze both of whom are today lacing booths for Nigeria. We are determined to discover more talents in the years ahead,” Apugo stated.
Diamond Football Academy was established in 2012.

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