Ex- internationals, Gbenga Okunowo and Franklin Howard have applauded the Cowbell Football Academy for supporting efforts to develop Nigeria’s youth sports.
They gave the commendation at the final ceremony of the 2017 Cowbell Football Academy Summer Camp held at the National Stadium, Lagos. The training camp, which lasted three weeks, was organised by the CFA, an initiative that is aimed at developing young football talents.
Okunowo, a former FC Barcelona right back, said the Cowbell-sponsored camp would help young Nigerians to develop their talents and attract the attention of football club managers. He urged youths to take advantage of the opportunity provided by Promasidor Nigeria.
“It is very good for young players. It will help them to be good students as football helps one to think very fast. It will help the youths and their future. It is a good chance for the youths. Scouts can easily spot them,” he said.
For sponsoring the talent development programme, Howard described Promasidor, makers of Cowbell Milk, as “a winner.” He said the initiative would help the country to hone the skills of young players and create a pool for the national teams.
Howard, former captain of the defunct New Nigerian Bank FC,who also served as coach of Shooting Stars, added that: “Cowbell has been very supportive. Both managerial and tactical aspects of the programme have been fantastic. It is good that it has started with football. From what I have seen, it may take another step to explore other sports. The good news is that some of the boys will be part of the national junior teams in the nearest future.”