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Talent Hunt: Portugal, Sweden Football Group storm Kebbi

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Talent Hunt: Portugal, Sweden Football Group storm Kebbi

 

By Auwal Ilyasu

 

About five football consortiums from Portugal and Sweden based are currently in Kebbi state for talent hunt among 120 young footballers drawn from Kebbi, Sokoto, Kwara, Zamfara, and Kaduna states for a professional career.

 

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The foreign-based football Consortium is in the state for five days to select the best talent among football teams.

 

Speaking with newsmen at the Halidu Stadium, Birnin Kebbi, Chairman of Kebbi state Football Association, Alhaji Abubakar Chika Ladan, confirmed the arrival of the football agents.

 

He explained that the foreigners were in the state under the sponsorship of the state’s chapter of FA to further discovered talented youths that would be plying their professional football career in Portugal, Sweden, and other countries.

 

According to him: “we invited the foreign consortiums because we believed we have some talented footballers here who are capable of playing at any level”.

 

“A typical example is one of them who is recently taken in by a club in Portugal, FC Porto, that is Zaidu and after sometimes, they realized he has a lot of talent, he was fully taken by FC Porto, which is one of the biggest football clubs in the world today.

 

“He has been invited too to play for Super Eagle. Because of this example, we believe that more youths are on the ground to do what Zaidu is doing. That is why we invited these youths to come over to display their talents.” The Chairman said.

 

He added that: “with the encouragement of Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, that football is one of the means of youths empowerment now in the world. It, not just a mere game, it is now an economic venture whereby people, those talented in football, could be empowered, once they are able to be selected by any of the team across the world.”

 

He said that was the reason the state government is encouraging the FA in the state to organize such talent hunt to empower youths, discovered by the foreign-based football scooters.

 

Talent Hunt: Portugal, Sweden Football Group storm Kebbi

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