By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu
Abuja (Precise Post) – Organizers of the Kenneth Omeruo football academy screening have announced 22nd to 24th December, as dates for the screening exercise which will take place at the Gwarimpa Estate football pitch.
They say, the event will strictly focus on footballers between the ages of 16, 17 and 18 years old.
Speaking from his base in Spain, the bulky defender said
“I am a product of grassroots, i played on that same Gwarimpa pitch before i was invited to U17 camp. I want to give back to the society. I grew up in Abuja and i have deemed it necessary to organize the Kenneth Omeruo football academy trial for the coaches to discover young talents that will stand the test of time.
“We emphasize strictly on players between 16 and18 years because we are looking for young boys who are in their formative years and still have time to grow and as well as learn about the rudiments of the game”.
“I will also be there to be part of the screening process” he promised.
“We have discovered some exciting players who are now part of the U20 team and some are plying their trades with NPFL sides.
Omeruo further said he didn’t know what the future holds when asked about life after football.
“I really don’t know yet, anything can happen but i will still be in the circle” the former Chelsea defender assured.