By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
FIFA licensed player agents, American Edan Gilade, Kent Warja of Sweden and Cameronian, Bang Sengue said that Nigeria is blessed with abundant talents, noting that the future of Nigerian football is very bright.
They stated this at the just concluded Season 2 of Leg Lagos Football Challenge held at Agege, Stadium.Gilade who represents players in United States, Sweden and Israel said that he was happy to be in Nigeria and that the talents he saw at the weeklong event is amazing and expressed hope that some of them will become future champions.
Warja, Chief Coach of Northern Sweden in his own assessment expressed satisfaction with the quality of the players; saying that Nigeria is abundantly blessed with players for the future while Cameronian, Segue was optimistic that at the end of the tournament, some quality players will have the opportunity of going for trials in Europe.
Meanwhile organisers of the scouting tournament said it was put together to give opportunity to talented players to have opportunity of plying their trade in Europe.” We’ve just had a successful event in Lagos that attracted close to 300 players under the supervision of World renowned FIFA football agents and at the end of the day more than 20 players were shortlisted.
” The scouts will seat down and review the list of the selected players and from there we move to the next level”, explained Tournament Director, Pius Kayode Olabode