Pulse Academy, the number one feeder club to professional clubs in the world is set to bring another edition of its new generation scouting programme to Lagos.
The London based academy has brought about the emergence of young football talents into professional clubs across England owing to the strong relationships with top clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham, Watford, and QPR to name a few.
Pulse Academy’s highly coveted trials will put talents on the radar of top football scouts, agents and stakeholders when the showpiece event takes place later this year.
Some of the talents that have been discovered by Pulse Academy include, Congolese teenager Johnly Yfeko who signed with Tottenham and the talented Ghanaian David Nyarko who joined Championship side Reading.
Recently, they’ve had interest from West Ham for Nigerian twins Halim & Hazeem Bakre who are said to be cousins with Ademola Lookman. Also on their books is Paul Ibhadon a central defender likened to Semi Ajayi whose deal with Aston Villa only fell through due to international clearance.
Ladi Sanyaolu, convener of Pulse Academy told Complete Sports that the ‘discovery and projection of talents are central to the long-term future of Nigerian football.’
‘We work with thousands of young people in local areas of the UK and our database has reached thousands of people between age 13-30, we are hoping to recreate this in Nigeria to give overlooked talents this opportunity.’
The organization boasts of its underlying principle of being able to equip young men for the world outside of football thereby eliminating the limitations society imposes on them as footballers.
‘Our organization is a social enterprise, combining football and education, to ensure all young men regardless of background have a chance at a better life – and a reward of this principle is Mali Emeka – a former player with the academy, who now works at major film company Warner Bros.’ Sanyaolu added.
Pulse Academy’s mini-camp in Lagos will see 8 different teams vye for a major cash prize and will run across two days.
Confirmed dates ahead of this showpiece will be communicated soon on Pulse Academy social media handles. @pulseacademyfcCopyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.