FIFA, UEFA scouts storm Kano for young players


Ahmad Tijjani Abdul, Kano

A team of European football scouts under the umbrella of 60 Goals Soccer Star Project are in Kano to conduct a football U-16 talent hunt slated to kick off June 1st.

Addressing sports writers at Tahir Guest Palace in Kano on Wednesday, Miroslav Marjanovic, UEFA licensed football technician said their recruitment mission to Kano was propelled by records of array of young and talented players across the state.

The soccer tactician explained that the team of recruiters were in Kano with the intent to recruit talented footballers, who poceses the skills to excel in the industry.

He said “ youths from rural areas will be given the opportunity to showcase their talent, the best among them are going to be selected.

“ My hope is that many of the players here in Kano are going to make it, so that they can achieve something for themselves and their immediate society”, Miroslav stated.

In a speech at the ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer, 60 Goals Soccer Star Project also a FIFA intermediary agent, Jane Ndubuisi said that the project is introduced as a tool to empower Kano youths through football.

According to her, football is now a multibillion dollar industry that has transformed from diminishing the lives of children from impoverished communities to richness and stardom.

Jane said “we are here therefore, to pick talents and to help them achieve their dreams”.

She urged parents to encourage their wards to take up football career mingled with academics.

The president , 60 Goals Soccer Star Project and Ex Nigerian U-23 player, Francis Ikechukwu in his remarks emphasized that their scouting journey to Kano is to seek for the best future legs.

In his words “We are picking best of the best to give them opportunity, we don’t care how many academies will come to our base, we know how to handle them.