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U.S. Consulate General hosts African Drone Soccer Challenge tomorrow

By Guardian Nigeria
04 February 2022   |   3:55 am
The Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate General Lagos will, tomorrow, host Africa’s first drone soccer competition in Lagos.

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate General Lagos will, tomorrow, host Africa’s first drone soccer competition in Lagos.
 
Tagged “The African Drone Soccer Challenge,” the competition is sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General and produced in partnership with the Global Air Drone Academy, U.S. Drone Soccer and the Lagos State Ministry of Education.   
 
According to the organisers, 71 student teams from high schools across Lagos Education District 1 submitted video applications for the advanced drone soccer programme from which eight girl-led teams were selected to compete in the tournament with a $1,500 STEM lab to be awarded to the top three.  
 


“The competition aims to introduce drone sports in Nigeria, starting with underserved communities of Agege, Alimosho and Ifako-Ijaiye in Lagos Education District 1,” the organisers disclosed, adding that U.S. Consulate Public Affairs Officer, Stephen Ibelli, will deliver remarks highlighting the importance of STEM education to Nigeria’s future prosperity and economic competitiveness.  The competition will start by 11.00 a.m. at Government Senior College, Agege (Ipaja Road), Lagos, the organisers said.