TUNDE Alade, the Chairman, Lagos Chapter, Association of Proprietors of Football Academies of Nigeria (APFAN), says more than 10 football academies would participate in the 2018 Summer Camp in Lagos.
Alade told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that he expected the competition to be successful because of the rich technical staff that would be attending the summer camping.
NAN reports that the two-week summer camp is sponsored by APFAN and will kick off on Saturday at the Prince Alade Stadium, Command, Ipaja in Lagos State.
Alade told NAN that the summer camp was open to U-13 and U-15 footballers and would afford students the opportunities to have access to top soccer coaching.
“The summer camp will be of a great benefit to the participants because it’s not going to be an all football affair, there will be leadership training too.
“The coaches that will be on stand are of world class, so, the footballers will have the opportunity of interacting with them while they have firsthand consultations with them.
“The camp comes up every August and we do a lot to expose the young ones to the latest techniques in football which they may not be necessarily exposed to before.
“What we normally do is to register the footballers through their academies because it’s only for them, it is an academy challenge and we have many sessions for the participants,’’ he said.
Alade, who owns a private stadium in Lagos, said that academies in Lagos had been successful because many of the products from their schools had been successful with trials abroad.
“Academies in Lagos have been successful because many of our students have gone for trials and they have been successful.
“Some of the players have also gone abroad this year which may also affect the attendance for the programme.
“We expect that we will have a good turnout this year because we already have about 10 academies registered for this year’s camp but we still expect more to register,’’ he said. (NAN)
– Aug. 10, 2018 @ 11:59 GMT |