Our mission to scouting gifted Nigerian Football Talents continues today as we begin our 2018 Tryouts at the University of Lagos Sports Centre, Lagos. We’re looking forward to discovering the most exciting football prospects and giving them the best training and development programs that will create career opportunities for them.
Turf Season is a sports for development program helping grassroots talents access education and career opportunities with the overall aim to improve lives. It is a football project giving talented grassroots youth footballers a platform to showcase their skills and attract football career opportunities both locally and internationally. Our project involves using the power of media and technology to identify, expose and build capacity of these hidden talents whose careers die early due to lack of exposure, structure and opportunities.
There is no doubt that Nigeria has a huge deposit of talents in the grassroots. The fact that we have won the FIFA U17 World Cup five times at this level already over-emphasizes this. However, the career opportunities for them have been very few and as such many beautiful football careers die early.
Turf Season will give participating young talents the much-needed profile to attract and secure football career opportunities both locally and internationally.
Turf Season will also be an opportunity for these upcoming talents to learn about the football career as it will provide not just entertainment but an avenue for the Nigerian grassroots football talents to learn the rudiments of the football career.