At least four FIFA and UEFA license agents have landed in Kano State, Nigeria to scout for talented youngsters that will fit into modern football from local academies and teams across the state.
The “60 goals soccer star project,” a football player talent scouting initiative, has provided a platform for these European scouts to search for the best talents in Nigerian football and help them achieve the possible heights of their career.
FIFA intermediary agent and the CEO of the 60 Goals Soccer Star Project, Jane Ndubuisi encouraged the players that would be scouted to dedicate themselves and be honest.
“Scouting for players is a gigantic job in developing countries, talents are being wasted. We are here therefore, to pick those talents between ages 16-19 and help them achieve their dreams,” Ndubuisi said at a welcome event in Kano.
UEFA License coach Miroslav Marjanovic is one of the biggest names on the project. The coach acts as 60 Goals Soccer Star Project’s consultant from Scotland. He disclosed that he and the rest of the scouts had arrived in Nigeria to give the youth a chance to prove themselves.
“Youths from rural areas are going to be given the opportunity to showcase their talent, best among them are going to be selected,” Marjanovic said.
The president of the 60 goals soccer star project, FIFA intermediary agent and ex-Super Eagles U-23 International Francis Ikechukwu said the project runs an open door policy that accommodates able talents.
“We are picking the best of the best to give them an opportunity, we don’t care how many academies will come to our base, we know how to handle them. What we need is talent and it’s only your ability that will give you the chance no matter what, because we don’t encourage corruption,” Ikechukwu said.
The scouting which is going to commence on the 1st of June 2021, has an age limit for the selection ranging from 16 – 19 years old.