The prospect of Nigerian athletes who wish to combine good education with sport and thereby follow in the footsteps of the likes of Ex-NBA Star Hakeem Olajunwon, Sprint Stars like Mary Onyali-Omagbemi, Falilat Ogunkoya-OmotayoÂ and the new NCAA sensation, Oludamola Osayomi has gotten a quantum boost.
This follows the appointment of Mr. Abioye Olufemi MD/CEO of Dekaizen Worldwide Ltd as the Nigerian agent/scout of Athletes USA – the Sports Scholarship agency for Nigerian athletes. This will help them excel and put Nigeriaâ€™s name on the worldâ€™s sporting map.
Athletes USA, through its Nigerian affiliate, is poised to help deserving athletes maximize their potential and become top champions in life by gaining a 100% scholarship to any American university of their choice and compete against the best amateur athletes in the world.
Athletes USA has established a long lasting relationship with more than 3000 colleges and over 15,000 College coaches at every level which allows it to find the ultimate sports scholarship for Student athletes in any sporting endeavor.
Mr. Abioye , who is also a Member of the Marketing Commission of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC)Â among other sporting bodies, said that the CEO of Athletes USA Mr. Chris Vidal has reserved thirty (30) scholarships in different sports for the Nigerian territory.
He has enjoined student athletes to â€œapply via the website www.athletes-usa.com for our exclusive athlete progam or our new program (DIYSS) due to be launch at theÂ end of April 2010. This new program will also allow athletes to communicate with over 20,000 college coaches via email.â€
Athletes USA an official partner to the Commonwealth Committee is the largest Sports scholarship organization with offices in the UK, Spain, South Africa, Germany, Australia and USA. Its entry into Nigeriaâ€™s territory is geared at empowering the next generation of foreign base athletes who will win laurels for the country at major continental competition.