Fast becoming the talent hub in Nigeria, Angus Sports International Academy, a leading football academy has taken it upon itself to develop young potentials that could one day represent the country and be part of the national team.
The football academy, located in Epe, Lagos, is partnering with major European clubs to discover and polish raw talents in the country into technically embodied professionals. The academy has been grooming skillful talents by exposing them to legends of Nigerian, and indeed African football. This has enabled the young players to access and display confidence well above their age.
Football legends such as former players, skippers, African MVP, goalkeepers, and coach of the Super Eagles, amongst others, have engaged in mentoring, and some even train with the Angus Sports International Academy players.
The academy’s team coach, and manager, Eze Nwakpa, is a former footballer himself who plied his trade in the Nigerian league, European league, and the Asian league. The coach has managed some Nigerian clubs, and the Under 23, Rio 2016 Olympic, Bronze Medal winning team working under his boss, Coach Samson Siasia. His wealth of experience is being passed on to the teaming talents at the academy.
The Angus Sports International is owned and operated in Nigeria by a FIFA Licensed Agent, Angus Chinedu Aaron, who is also an intermediary of the Nigeria Football Federation.
According to Mr Aaron, “The academy has been attracting talents from within and outside the country as football is one of the major passion points of the Nigerian youths. Soccer as you know is a medium that unites all Nigerians. At Angus Sports International Academy our only tribe and language is talent. If you speak this language no matter where you come from the Angus Sports Academy staff will always understand you.”
Angus Sports International Academy is currently recruiting and will soon key in new football mentors to inspire the new generation of raw talents. Foreign-based players and former national team players will periodically train and share their experience with the greenhorns.
With the amount of international exposure the Angus academy team is receiving, many are optimistic the team will be one of the feeders to the Nigerian national teams and spur the rediscovery of the Nigerian football glory days.