By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau
Determined to give talented young players the opportunity to fulfil their ambition of playing professional football, the 2023 Talent Hunt Nigeria, an annual recruitment competition organised by Roberts Canada Soccer Academy and Carl Academy and Football School, Umuahia, will hold from September 25 to October 5, 2023 at Area 3 football pitch, Abuja.
This is even as Roberts Canada Soccer Academy in partnership with Cadiz CF, a Spanish Laliga club are coming to Nigeria to identify quality players from the ages of 16 to 23 (boys and girls) who will be taken to Spain for trials.
According to the founder of Carl Academy and Football School, Umuahia, Pastor Emeka Inyama, no fewer than 20 academy clubs have indicated interest with 19 already completed participation formalities for the 12 days tournament.
Said he: “we are looking forward to this edition of our annual Talent Hunt Nigeria 2023 in Abuja. In addition to Cadiz CF our partner Roberts Canada Soccer Academy is bringing, Sporting Directors of two other Laliga clubs are coming for the programme.
“Everything is in place for the competition and I believe this will be a big opportunity for the Nigerian clubs to bring their teams and who knows their players will make the cut of those who will go for trials in Spain later in the year”. READ ALSO:
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Inyama who is the immediate past Chairman of Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia revealed that Carl Academy and Football School team will arrive Abuja one week to the start of the competition, pointing out that academy clubs that have made a good decision and urged those yet to register to hurry up.
Among the clubs participating in the tournament are:
1. Sensational stars, Abuja
2. TSI Football Academy, Osogbo, Osun State
3. Rising Stars, Abuja
4. ECN Global Academy, Abuja
5 Carl Academy, Umuahia, Abia State
6. Doncaster Academy, Aba, Abia State
7. New Generation Academy, Umuahia Abia
8. Bohold FC, Umunneochi, Abia State
9. Empire Academy, Umuahia, Abia State
10. FC Liberty, Abuja
11. FC International, Abuja
12. Esprings Academy, Ondo, Ondo State
13. Jazzy stars of Jos
14. Star Peak FC, Akwanga, Nasarawa State
15. Right Value FC, Abuja
16. One Touch FC, Abuja
17. IB Sport Dreams, Abuja
18. Mamba PRO FC
19. Flight FC.