By Jacob Ajom
Very soon, a team of scouts from Germany will be storming Nigeria as guests of Collins Edwin Football Academy. Their mission, according to the facilitator, David Kornemann is to “see things for themselves and evaluate the quality of players the academy is grooming.”
Proprietor of Edwin Collins Football Academy, Nwokeabia Ossy Edwin expressed confidence in the ability of his wards to rise to the occasion and impress the visitors when they do come.
He said that the academy has been fortunate to get C. Woermann as partners, explaining that “since 2006, we have enjoyed unbroken support from the company which has resulted in the annual C.Woermann Football tournament.”
Speaking further, the academy proprietor said that since inception, a lot of talents had been discovered and groomed to the extent that some have been sent abroad to further their professional careers. “We have the likes of Ogbonna Anyaora who plays in Norway, we have some players in FC IfeanyiUbah, and a host of others.
David Kornemann, an official of C. Woremann Nigeria said his organisation will facilitate the trip to Nigeria of agents from Germany and he would assure them that Nigeria is a safe to travel to. “We have a good network of clubs in Germany, Belgium and other European countries. The coming of scouts to Nigeria is a demonstration of our determination to give uflinching support to our friend and partner in his bid to make these kids better Nigerians in future.”