Serahana Sports Company Nigeria, an international youth soccer facilitating outfit, is set again to move some Nigerian and African youth soccer academies to participate in some of her tournaments in Europe and South America in the summer of this year, 2016.
According to Mr Godson Ekadi, spokesman of the sports company, Serahana has confirmed that some soccer academies based in Lagos and other parts of the country would be participating in the tournaments taking place in France, Spain, Portugal and Brazil.
Ekadi disclosed that Cowbell academy, Lagos, Shettima Strikers of Maiduguri and United Boys of Bauchi have all confirmed that they would be part of international youth soccer tournaments.
“We have concluded arrangements with Dudu Orumen the Rector of Cowbell academy, Borno State FA Secretary, Babagoni Grema, and Justice Idris Shall of Bauchi YSFON on the participation of their teams.
“We are happy that in Nigeria, we are beginning to see the benefits of exposing youths to international soccer challenges where they can compete with youth academies of European champions’ league and Europa league clubs. You will recall that the captain and MVP of the current national U-17 team that won the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Chile, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze also participated in our tournament Ibercup Portugal 2013, where they garnered enough confidence that later propelled them in the national team,” Ekadi said.
Ekadi concluded with great optimism that Serahana Sports shall feature teams in the Ibercup Portugal, the Paris World Cup in France, Copa Catalunya in Spain. He further disclosed that arrangements are in the pipeline to take the FCT Abuja youth soccer team to a skills acquisition soccer education programme in Portugal hopefully in the month of May 2016. Plans are also in top gear to feature a renowned Nigerian youth soccer academy in the Brazil Cup during the Olympics in Rio.
“We shall be in Brazil, flying the green white green, projecting the image of our great nation at this international youth soccer tournament preceding the games of the XXXI Olympiad,” Ekadi concluded.