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TRIPPLE 44 ACADEMY’s TRIO HEADS TO SWEDEN FOR TEST ASSESSMENT WITH SWEDISH CLUBS

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The trio of Ibrahim Adewale, Prince Amos and Emmanuel Godwin who are products of the highly revered and leading Academy from Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria departed the shores of Nigeria yesternight, 30th of April, 2023 to Sweden.

The duo of Ibrahim Adewale and Prince Amos will continue their assessment with Malmo FC. Last year September, they had trained with Swedish most successful club and the club is now further looking to run the rule on them with the possibility of finalising the details of their professional contract after another round of test assessments with them.

Emmanuel Godwin who according to the Club CEO, who also doubles as the club Sporting Director describes Godwin as one of the most gifted and versatile player of his 5 years old Academy.

Emmanuel Godwin will train with Trelleborg for 3 weeks and will be looking to join his fellow compatriot and another product of Tripple 44, Abel Ogwuche who in November last year signed a permanent contract of 5 years with the Superrentan side.

Samuel Olatunji Okuku, the Club’s CEO in a statement to the media department of the club stated that “we have put in so much work in preparing these players in readiness for these test assessments with Malmo and Trelleborg and we are hoping that they will live up to expectations. We are confident in the abilities of the boys and we believe that what they have learnt here at Tripple 44 over the years will further help them in adjusting when they get over there in Sweden. ‘

He further spoke on the recent fortunes of the club in terms of career advancement and the progress that a number of their products are currently experiencing both at the National team level and on the path to securing professional contracts.

“This period is like our harvest time, over the years we have painstakingly invested huge resources in developing and training our players. We long realise that we can’t cut corners in terms of developing and equipping our players. That has always been the missing ingredients with Nigerian players, we are never lacking in talents but developing the players in the right way as always been a challenge for our boys but we decided to change the narrative and the first thing we ensured we did was getting our scouting and recruitment policies right. We also adopted and integrated one of the best youth Academies in Ibadan as our Under 15 team and today we are beginning to enjoy the dividends of those hardwork and strategic planning of years.’

He continues ” at the moment, three of our boys, IFEOLUWA OLOWOPOROKU, AJIBOLA OWOYEMI AND CHIJOKE LINUS are part of the Nigerian U-17 squad flying Nigeria’s flag in Algeria with Jibola playing for 90 minutes in Nigeria’s victory against Zambia. It is no surprise that we are the fastest growing academy in West Africa and by extension Africa. We won’t stop now, we will keep pushing hard until we become one of the best two Academies from Africa” concluded Okuku

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Sporting24/Quadrans Scouting Tournament 2nd Edition attracts European Scouts to Nigeria

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Nigerian football talents dreaming of a career in Europe may now have their chance, as the 2nd edition of the Sporting24/Quadrans Scouting Tournament has attracted top scouts from France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and Belgium.

Gabriel Imadonmwinyi, the Sporting Director at Sporting24 FA who are the organisers of the scouting program stated that while addressing the media

“Following the successes recorded in the first edition in February, with the number of exciting young talents identified came about the plan to organize the second edition.

“As Nigerians living in fast-growing suburbs, football is almost impossible to ignore as there are a lot of talents waiting to be tapped. At Sporting24 FA, we are committed to identifying talent through our organised scouting networks.

“We are thrilled about the potentials of the players that have been scouted so far possess the requisite ability and talent and we are excited to see how they develop in their respective careers.’

“The Sporting24Football Academy and Quadrans Football Management Scouting Tournament have also got the needed boost with the arrival of our Football Scouts from France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium.

“Our goal is to create opportunities for aspiring footballers to showcase their talents and fulfill their potentials and we are confident that this scouting program will be a resounding success and yield the expected results as several talents are expected to kick-start their pro careers from this scouting program.”

Meanwhile, the partnership between Sporting24 Football Academy and Quadrans Football Management demonstrates a commitment to creating career opportunities for talented young players from Nigeria to start and pursue their professional careers in Europe.

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Sporting24/Quadrans Football Management Scouting program Wraps Up with Seven Players Selected.

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In the wake of the much-anticipated Sporting24/Quadrans Football Management Scouting Tournament, seven promising footballers have been identified for potential professional careers. The three-day event, which drew participation from prominent academies and clubs across Nigeria, concluded with a fervent display of skill and determination from aspiring talents.

The selected players, hailed for their standout performances, represent a diverse array of academies and clubs:

Eghosa Divine Aiku from N-Youth Football Academy

Simon Sunday – N-Youth Football Academy

Adams Abdulbasit from Footwork Football Academy

Emmanuel – Sporting Supreme

Dolo Issa from HB Football Academy

Pascal Dia Samba – HB Football Academy and Tape Abdul Dimitri Lygui from Sporting Supreme.

Gabriel Imadonmwinyi, the Tournament Coordinator and Director, shared his thoughts with the press, expressing satisfaction with the caliber of talent on display. “This scouting program has been instrumental in providing a platform for young footballers to showcase their abilities,” remarked Imadonmwinyi. “We are excited about the potential these players possess and are eager to see how they develop in their respective careers.”The collaboration between Sporting24 Football Academy and Quadrans Football Management underscores a commitment to nurturing emerging talents and facilitating their transition to professional football. With the guidance of esteemed scouts Manga Nkolo Bernard and John Salvatore Poidomani, the program aimed to identify players capable of thriving in the European football landscape.Commenting on the significance of grassroots initiatives, Manga Nkolo Bernard emphasised the importance of events like these in unearthing untapped potential. “Discovering hidden gems at the grassroots level is essential for the growth of the sport,” stated Bernard. “We believe that Nigeria possesses a wealth of talent, and this scouting program has provided a platform to harness that potential.”John Salvatore Poidomani echoed Bernard’s sentiments, highlighting Nigeria’s rich pool of footballing talent and its impact on the global stage. “Nigeria’s success in recent tournaments is a testament to the abundance of talent within the country,” remarked Poidomani. “We are confident that the players selected from this program have the potential to make significant contributions to the world of football.”

As the curtain falls on the Sporting24/Quadrans Football Management Scouting Tournament, the journey begins for the seven selected players, who now have the opportunity to pursue their dreams of professional football on a global stage.

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Former Nigerian U-23 Player, Awakan Abdulafeez Olawale Draws Interest from Iraqi Club

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Former Nigerian youth international, Awakan Abdulafeez Olawale, has become the center of attention for Iraqi outfit Amal Sports Club as they aim to bolster their squad for promotion contention.

Olawale, 23, made headlines as a teenage sensation when he received an invitation to join the Nigerian U-23 squad in 2016. Now, the defensive midfielder has been making waves in the Bahraini Premier League with Al Hala SC, attracting interest from clubs across the Middle East and Asia.Having previously plied his trade with various clubs in the Nigerian league, including a stint with Akwa United, Olawale’s performances in Bahrain have not gone unnoticed.

With Amal Sports Club eyeing a place in the top-flight, they see Olawale as the missing piece to their promotion puzzle.Negotiations between Olawale and Amal Sports Club are said to be at an advanced stage, with both parties eager to finalise the deal in the coming days.

Olawale himself is keen on the move and while reacting to the news, he stated that the Iraqi club despite playing in a lower league have huge ambitions and he is more than happy to be a part of the project and help the club in securing promotion to the top flight.

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