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Israel Ogundipe flies 14 young footballers to UK for Manchester game


In what could best be described as a major social responsibility gesture and commendable contribution to youth development, Rev. Israel Dele Ogundipe, Shepherd-In-Charge of Celestial of Church of Christ, Genesis Global, has set up a professional youth football academy, which is already doing well less than one year after it was set up.

As you read this, 14 members of the team have landed in Manchester, United Kingdom, to take part in the English Super Cup Tournament (Manchester 2019).

Before embarking on the trip, Ogundipe presented the young talents, who are signed to the Gene6 Beginners Football Team and trained under the Gene6 Football Academy in Lagos.

Though the church had nurtured the intention to have its own football club for a long time, the academy finally started off on August 3, last year with different age grades- the Under-10, Under-16 and Under-18.

The congregation was full of surprise when Ogundipe announced to them that the Gene6 FC under 18 team, 14 members of which had been issued UK visas, would be going for an international tournament in Manchester.

It was a moment of joy and celebration, as parents of the boys couldn’t hide their moods, expressing gratitude to the Genesis Global Parish Founder and showering prayers on him.

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