The two-week Milo Football Clinic will be rounded off today with a Gala nite slated for the Ocean View Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos .
The highpoint of the occasion will be the unveiling of the Milo 22-man team selected from more than 20,000 aspiring footballers across the country.
Speaking shortly after the screening exercise, the coordinator of the Football clinic and former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai assured that the initiative would go a long way in solving the problem of cheating in age grade football.
“The crop of players we have selected suggests that the future of Nigerian football is bright, especially at the youth level as we shall be grooming the right resources for the right team,” Rufai noted, adding that it would be a well-structured programme based on a 15-year scientific research of modern techniques by the European Union football experts.
“These experts as well as FIFA licensed managers will be on ground from time to time to groom the participants,” he said.
In the same vein, Category Business Manager, (Beverages) Nestle Nigeria , Mr Walter Okafor, expressed hope that the best 22 selected players had the potentials to excel as professional footballers in the nearest future.
“They have shown great qualities. They are the new generation of Nigerian football and if what we’ve seen at the football clinic should be anything to go by, the sky will be their limit. Apart from playing football, the kids will also be prepared for life after football.
It is not something that will happen in a day, it is something that we can work on over time and make it happen”. The Milo Football Clinic is managed by Oracle Experience, a leading Live Event Marketing agency in West Africa .