Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Top US club to set up ultra-modern football academy in Lagos

By Nelson Dafe on 12/01/2016

Views: 4,232


Plans are on for a top football club in the United States of America to set up an ultra-modern football academy in Lagos state with the aim of imparting modern football training on young aspiring Nigerian footballers.

This much was revealed exclusively by a top licensed Nigerian football agent residing in the United States, Obinna Emelogu.

Responding to a question about the possible opportunities for young Nigerian players in the American football market, Emelogu, who is currently residing in the southern American city of Houston, said: “The soccer market here at top level are mainly focused on established international players but however special talents can get into the lower league here. I am having meetings with a top club director here on establishing their club academy in Lagos. We are conducting serious feasibility study and how we can minimise cost to reach our target.”

The academy project, according to Emelogu, is expected to commence in the early part of this year.

It is expected that young Nigerian players who get into the academy would be made more marketable for the international market, through correct teaching of the technical, tactical and mental aspects of the game.

It is also expected that the academy would be blessed with top, state of the art exercise facilities to ensure the physical conditioning of the players is top class.

In an earlier interview with News Express, the widely traveled Emelogu (who is the agent of Super Eagles and Chelsea defender, Kenneth Omeruo) lamented the dearth of modern training facilities at the disposal of young players. He is also irked that many grassroots coaches in Nigeria lack the requisite training and up-to-date knowledge of football coaching, arguing that this affects the quality of young players they churn out.

“We don’t have many coaches who update themselves with the modern techniques of football,” Emelogu noted. “They just remain with whatever old knowledge they have. There’s

football technology now. As other technologies (like cars) keep growing, football technology keeps growing as well. Many grassroots coaches can’t meet up with the speed at which the game is growing.”

It is with the aim of helping to address these anomalies that Emelogu is working hard to bring in the undisclosed top club to set up a modern football academy in Lagos that could serve as a blueprint for replication around the country.

•Photo shows Emelogu.

Source News Express

Posted 12/01/2016 11:01:57 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
‘Crazy bill’ to attract one-year jail, N1m fine...

Bayelsa demands exclusion of derivation funds from $1bn...

Presidency confirms plans to request emergency powers from...

Gumi hosts ADP Presidential Candidate, tasks Buhari on...

PDP condoles Dickson over mother’s death, lauds lawmaker...

Man sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for N1.39m...

South South Chiefs, Elders pass vote of confidence...

The ultimate disgrace: Open Letter to My Shameless...

Is APC Ready for Leadership? By Olusegun Adeniyi...

Stakeholders support TETFund’s sponsorship of First Class graduates...

Anambra 2017: Intersociety rebukes guber candidates, demands issue...

Wike places N200m bounty on killers of 16...

 

Latest News Ekweremadu, others conspired to kill me — Nnamdi Kanu How soldiers killed policemen, cut my handcuffs, set me free — Kidnap kingpin Wadume All set for inauguration of ministers EFCC investigation: No cause for alarm, says Ambode Activist slams N50bn suit on Anambra State Government, Police, revenue racketeers 2023: Shehu Sani makes case for Igbo Presidency Sowore planned to violently topple government — DSS Steer clear of Delta, pirates, violent herdsmen, others told EFCC alleges attack by thugs during operation at Ambode’s residences Buhari appoints Heads of Federal agencies DPR warns against use of cell phones at petrol stations Ayade’s 23 megawatts power plant suffers setback 3 days into test transmission

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (528,881 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (438,527 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (383,419 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (322,214 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,224 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,207 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (245,902 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (232,762 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (227,901 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,126 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,036 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (190,940 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,396) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,094) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (647) Features (795) Global Business Monitor (419) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,850) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (383) News (50,217) Opinion (1,326) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,323) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,133) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera