Sportscity Academy For Tour Of Ghana


Sportscity International Youth Football Academy of Lagos are set for tour of Ghana,  where they would play international friendly games against Liberty Professional  Football Club.

Team Manager/Technical Director of the club, Coach Tunde Ibrahim told P.M. Sports that the their Ghanaian hosts have approved of their proposal to engage the club in  friendly matches.

“I was in Ghana a few weeks ago to discuss with the management of Liberty Academy.  The officials of the clubs were glad with the proposal I submitted to them on the  friendly matches,” he said.

“After my visit to Ghana, officials of Liberty Academy invited us for the friendly  games through a letter dated 22 October and signed by General Secretary of the club,  Eric Kwame Kportie. The friendly ties will be held between 7 and 12 December,” he  said.

Coach Ibrahim revealed that after the tour of Ghana, the management of Sportscity  International is working out some playing tours of other African countries like  South Africa, Mali, Togo and Senegal for the players.

“Our players have been undergoing intensive training for sometime and we thought  it’s necessary to take them out to garner experience and exposure, especially  outside the shores of the country. The aim of the academy is to discover and nurture  talent in our youths from different parts of Lagos state and nurture them to  national and international limelight,” said the former Stationary Stores of Lagos  star.

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“I have much confident in our youngsters that they will not disappoint the academy  when we get to Ghana. They have been together in the last five years and have done  well in the competitions organised by the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria, YSFON.

“The tour of Ghana,  among other things,  will also allow the parents of the players  to see that we are doing our best to expose their wards to the rudiments of the  game,” he said.

Coach Ibrahim gave kudos to the President of the academy, Francis Enaya, the  chairman of Solid Trust Finance and Loan, who has been supportive to the academy.

“It is also very important to commend the effort of the Father of the academy, Chief  Shotobi, the Odofin of Ikoroduland, who has ensured that the academy have the  necessary things to take care of the players and the entire team.

—Taiwo Adelu

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