Posted by News Express | 10 November 2020 | 900 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
Nigerian Queen of the round leather game, Maureen Mmadu on Saturday launched a female soccer talent hunt for children between the age of 10 and 15-year-old.
The hunt tagged ‘Anambra Football Kiddies Camp: Discovering The Next Super Falcon’ is geared towards building capacity in female football.
Addressing sports writers in Awka, Mmadu said that a total of 300 talented children would be featured in a six-day camp from December 17 to December 23, 2020 for an intensive on and off the field training and mentorship.
She said: “In addition to training, each participant will get football kits, including bags, set of jersey, boots, shin guard, stockings and other accessories for free.
“I have played football at the highest level. I have played for European clubs where I also worked as coach/developer. But now, I want to give back to Nigeria, particularly Anambra where it all started.
“I want to build and develop female football. I want 300 girls of ages 10 and 15 years for an intensive training camping.
“My dream is to produce future Super Falcons stars who will take over from us and I am calling parents to make their children available for this opportunity of good beginning.”
Mmadu, an ex-Super Falcon player, assistant coach both in Nigeria and Norway expressed desire to have as many females as there were males in football.
She said that will give them the opportunity to benefit from the fortunes and fame that come with being a football player.
“I want to develop players that would form the nucleus of the Anambra Female Football club which the state government is establishing,” she added.
The ex-player called on parents to go to designated points in Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha and obtain the application forms for their wards.
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