The Nigeria America Football Association NAFA has expressed its determination to develop youths through the game to compete in international competitions.
NAFA President, Babajide Akeredolu,expressed the commitment at a news conference to unveil Under18 national teams in Lagos.
The teams are composed of students of secondary schools.
He said that, in the past two years, NAFA had strived to meet its mission to create more opportunities through the game of American football.
Akeredolu said that to achieve its aim, NAFA engaged over 12 young American football enthusiasts all over Lagos to assist in assessing potential players.
According to him, criteria such as speed, football acumen, agility, reaction and throw ability were leveraged to rank the players to come up with elite squad.
Akeredolu further said that the association was happy to bring Nigeria into the multi-billion dollar industry.