16th December, 2010
In order to do well at the forthcoming National Amateur League Division II, LarryÂ Football Club of Agege, will commence their screening on 4 January, 2011 at GowonÂ Estate football pitch, Egbeda, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Chairman of the club, Olanrewaju Sanyaolu, disclosed to GGS in his office that heÂ plans to build a formidable team ahead of the new season.
He said the club are coming to the National Amateur Division II not to make theÂ numbers but to play and gain promotion to the professional league.
â€œI have made it clear to the players on the need to overhaul the team ahead of theÂ National Amateur Divison I. Some of the players are match rusty and it is high timeÂ we bring fresh legs to fortify the team,â€ he said.
Sanyaolu said a lot of old players, who do not meet the required standard will leaveÂ the club to pave way for fresh legs, adding that the screeningÂ is open to aspiringÂ youths across Africa.
â€œSome players from Benin Republic, Ghana and Togo have called to indicate theirÂ interest. They promised to come to Nigeria for the exercise. Thatâ€™s why some of myÂ old players who are not good enough will have to leave,â€ he said.
However, the club chairman disclosing that he does not have the capacity to pay theÂ players monthly salaries. He said the players would be entitled to match allowances,Â bonuses and other incentives to boost their morale during the league.
â€œIt is so sad that despite our achievements over the years, there is no sponsor toÂ assist the club. If we getaÂ sponsor today, it will be easy to pay the playersÂ monthly salaries,â€ he said.