My People FC
|Full name||My People Football Club|
My People FC is a Nigerian football club based in Lagos. Founded by Prophet T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, the team was established for the purpose of helping talented young footballers.
Known for his extensive philanthropic endeavors, T.B. Joshua explained 'My People FC' is just another way of assisting the less privileged in society. "I strongly believe the young shall grow," he said in an interview with Complete Sport's David Meshioye.
As of 20 January 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Although relatively young, impressive performances against both junior Nigerian National Teams, the Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles, alongside victory against Premier League Side Gateway F.C., have landed ‘My People FC’ squarely on the Nigerian football scene.
With increasing interest from numerous foreign scouts, three players were sponsored abroad to play for Bodens BK, a Swedish club. Two were subsequently chosen to represent their nation at U17 Level for the Golden Eaglets  - Sani Emmanuel  and Ogenyi Onazi. Emmanuel won the prestigious Golden Ball and Silver Shoe at the tournament, and has since joined the Nigerian U-20 Team, The Flying Eagles, alongside his teammate Onazi.
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