ABUJA – Marcel Ezenwoye, the Proprietor of Concepts Sports Academy (COSA) in Abuja, said on Wednesday that over 200 kids would be trained in its grassroots football educational programme in the FCT.
“This is to enable the player fall back on something in case his football career is truncated.
“However, we want to harness their skills, develop them and market them to clubs in Europe and Asia; we have many clubs that have asked us to scout for quality players for them,’’ he said.
He said the education acquired would enable the players to read, write and discuss intelligently when they were faced with difficulties, adding that the players would be selected through competitions.
“We have tournaments where the discovered talents are competing among themselves; what we do is to select the best from different participating academies and clubs that will be competing.
“The selected players are the ones we will call COSA team; our coaches will re-train them and then take them to go and play football abroad.
According to him, “at times you see some of these players getting confused because of the weather, but through this programme, we will let them know what they will be facing”.