By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
Management of Dino Sporting Club have declared their readiness to make the grassroots football development academy the best in the country in the next couple of months.
This was stated by the CEO, Samuel Omamofe Columbia ahead of an open screening session for players between aged between 15 to 18, scheduled for the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. With officials also assuring of picking the very best players that will produce the right best for the foundation and the country, Nigeria.
Columbus who expects a massive turnout at the Lagos open screening spoke with confident saying the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Rinaldo, Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo. Players like Messi, Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere, Wayne Rooney and co were direct academy products of FC Barcelona, Arsenal and Everton, that’s a summary of our projection,” began Columbus who confirmed securing two acres of land for their permanent site at Abeokuta, Ogun State.
“At Dino Sporting Club it’s our mission and vission is to produce the next generation of Nigeria’s football stars. Beside skills and discipline, we are looking out for players, good enough to be moved to Europe, African Leagues and age-grade teams in Nigeria in no distant future
“Already we’ve concluded plans to create a football environment at the Abeokuta permanent training camp with standard pitch, gym, swimming pool, basketball court, hostel, administrative block and other standard facilities. We’ve began and there is no looking back,” he said as he looks forward to closer cooperation with clubs agents and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation.