19th July, 2011
Telecommunications services operator, Airtel Nigeria, recently unveiled an ambitious soccer talent programme that will focus on identifying and nurturing budding soccer talents from the grassroots onto a national stage.
Nigerian football and music Icons, Kanu Nwankwo and 2Face Idibia joined Airtel in the launch of the programme which is tagged Airtel Rising Stars.
The Airtel Rising Stars is an Africa-wide programme that will provide a platform for upcoming soccer talents that are under 17 yearsto showcase their skills to leading scouts, coaches and have an opportunity to further their football skills. The initiative targets boys and girls across the country.
The programme will be organised in the format of regional and national tournaments culminating in an exclusive football camp in South Africa.
The Football camp will be run under the aegis of the Sport Science Institute of South Africa.