English Championship side, Fulham have promised to give a hundred per cent support to the 60 Goals Soccer Star project, an initiative of Jane Ndubuisi, a FIFA licensed Agent and also CEO of the 60Goals Global.
Three officials of Fulham, Meaney Alistair, Ruth Newberry and Lee Cowling, a UEFA A qualified coach are in Nigeria for the first time to support the 60 Goals Soccer Star project in a tour across states such as Akwa Ibom, Abia, Anambra, FCT – Abuja, Plateau and Sokoto from the 5th to 10th July, 2019.
And at a press conference which took place in Okota, Lagos on Friday to herald the tour, three officials of Fulham were on ground to talk to reporters about their vision for the laudable project, saying they are in total support.
According to the organizing team of 60 Goals Soccer Star Project and Fulham FC, both parties will be engaging in a series of meetings with various state governments and corporate agencies on youth development programmes so as to objectively provide opportunities for the exploration of grassroots and professional football players.
The initiative behind the talent search by 60 Goals Soccer Star project with Samson Siasia will commence the search for football talents who can join the European League in an automatic sign-up contract deal.
The Soccer Star initiative is dedicated to showcasing local Nigerian talents that will be exposed to opportunities abroad so as to obtain the assessments of their potentials by professional coaches from Africa and Europe.
According to Jane Ndubuisi who is the National Coordinator of Soccer Star Project Nigeria, the trial and talent hunt will be held in thirteen states of the federation. The exercise is designed to establish the players’ abilities, skills, speed and athleticism.
The project which is endorsed by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) would be conducted at the zonal levels before the final stage where the best talents would be selected for endorsement and contract deals sign-ups.
Some of the dignitaries who attended the press conference on Friday included Nigerian ex-internationals, Monday Odiaka and Uche Akubuike, alongside three top officials from Fulham FC in England.
By Oluyemi Ogunseyin