Wednesday Aug 03, 2016. 15:52
Premier League side Arsenal will be among as many as 18 clubs, scouts and agents from across Europe who will be in attendance at the maiden U19 Ultimate Cup in Kaduna from August 10.
The 12-team tournament will be staged at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
Unity Academy, Zaria FC, Youth Sports Management Lagos, Dabo Babes of Kano and Lions of Suleja are among the teams entered for the competition.
Michael Bruce de Rouche of Arsenal Academy in London leads the seven-man UK team; Mohamed Khayat leads the Europe squad of five and former Super Eagles and CAF technical instructor Adegboye Onigbinde captains the three-member African technical team.
A two-day workshop/coaching course will round up the competition at the Ibeto Hotel in Abuja.
The Ultimate Cup hosts are Budget Principi, Kainetx Sports, New Age Sports Africa and Kingdom Foundation Football Academy, ably supported by their foreign partners Strive Sports management (SSM) UK, Think Ball and Sports Consulting, Denmark, and Ms Valeria Ratca of Elite Consulting, Yasser Chim.