HIGHLIGHTS OF TEAM NIGERIA UK FOOTBALL TRIALS IN OWERRI AND ABUJA
The management executive members of Team Nigeria (UK) International, led by its founder and director, Mr. David Doherty landed Lagos, Nigeria aboard a British Airway flight from their base in London, United Kingdom, on the 17th of July, 2016.
Other management executives of the team, that also arrived Nigeria with the director, were Mrs. Patricia Edonya, the team’s Project Manager also in the team was Omotara Alade, the team’s Physiotherapist.
On the second day of their arrival in Lagos, Nigeria, the executives headed to Imo state, aboard an Arik Air flight and were received at the Sam Mbaikwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, by Hon. Remy Chukwunyere, the Chief Executive Officer of Imo state directorate of employment, who came in the company of various journalists and media crew members in Imo state.
After which, they were led to the Imo state government house by Hon. Remy Chukwunyere and were received by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Imo state Governor, Engr. Kingsley Chima, as the team also took time out inspect the Owerri open trials venue, which was the Kanu Nwankwo Sports Center.
On the second day of the team’s arrival to Owerri, they made a courtesy visit to the Imo state Honourable Commissioner for Information, Youth and Sports, Hon. Chidi Ibe. After which, they made their way to visit Mrs. Ogechi Ololo, the sister of the Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha who showered encomium on the laudable project the grassroots team is embarking on in Nigeria, now taken down to Imo state.
After meeting with Governor Okorocha’s sister, the management executives had a live interview on Orient FM with OAP Paschal Uche.
The third day of the team’s visit to Owerri, saw them present at the Owerri open trials, where over 300 football talents, took part in showcasing their ability in the round leather game.
At the end of the open trials, where only 11 footballers were selected due to the over age issue that affected many as the open trials was meant for only Under-16 football talents, the team on Charity visited the Special Education Center, Orlu, where registration fees collected at the trials, were given out as cash donations to the special students, along with toiletries, food items and back packs from City University, London, United Kingdom.
The following morning the team took an Air Peace flight to Abuja, after their earlier booked Arik Air flight schedule was postponed till the next day. On their arrival in Abuja, the team visited the Abuja based Kiss FM for a live on air interview with with radio presenter, Sleeky Sly.
On the second day of their visit to Abuja, they had the opportunity of watching the golden eaglets engage an Abuja based football club in a friendly game, witnessed by the Nigerian Under-17 team Head Coach, Manu Garba, as the game ended 1-1 draw.
Interestingly Team Nigeria (UK) International has a goalkeeper who is with the England club, Charlton Athletic at the Nigerian camp of the Golden Eaglets named Edward Onaiwu a 15 year old as they prepare for a tournament in Niger.
The Abuja open trials, which took place at the Fifa Goal Project, just after the Eaglets’ friendly match witnessed around 50 footballers who came from all across the country to participate.
After which only 3 players were selected and their data documented by the team’s executives, as they were promised to be reached to furthermore monitor their progress, hopefully wishing to see them through to the center stage.
Nigeria based officials that also joined the team were Victor Uche Obioma from Owerri, Dare Gbadebo from Lagos state and Eche Amos from Abuja.
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