After roughly 24 hours of travel, the IFAF & Amobe Okoye Foundation delegation arrived safely to Nigeria and settled into their first home base - the capital city of Abuja. They immediately went to work, running a four-hour clinic for 200 children outside the National Soccer Stadium. The camp was incredibly well-received, and marked a strong first step on this trip. Here's a look at some first images:
Houston Texan teammates Conner Barwin and Amobi Okoye tell the campers to enjoy the game.
Running back drills teach kids the fundamentals like grabbing the flag - and learning to tuck the ball away.
Not all the kids even had shoes - but they all had great attitude and effort
Tampa Bay Offensive Lineman Frank Okam gets mobbed by his flag football team.
Lining up to play the first game - and getting the first game face on.
The first half hour was spent doing Nike Sparq training such as ladders, cone drills, and parachutes.
Campers were all smiles - as was IFAF Treasurer & USA Football President Scott Hallenbeck as he addressed the Nigerian Media. The media was very curious about the game and how it could grow in the country.
Camp photo - a very successful day!
Photo Credits: Jason Johnson.