Mikel Obi is on the hunt to find Africa’s Next Football Superstars

Mikel John Obi, the Nigerian midfielder and former Chelsea player recently announced the launch of his soccer foundation targeted at discovering talent in rural and low cost communities across the continent. According to Complete Sports, The talent hunt series dubbed “Africa’s Next Football Superstar” seeks to discover young talent so that it can be properly nurtured. The series will be held in three African nations- Nigeria, South Africa, and Algeria.  It is impressive to see such initiatives from successful African footballers. Some young lads from these countries are just about to get an opportunity of a lifetime.

The foundation will scout for talent in South Africa and Algeria, but trials will begin in the first quarter of 2019 in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja. Kids between the ages of 13 and 16 will be eligible for the series. Five winners will be selected from each of the three countries. At the end of the training camp, nine young players will be selected on an all-expenses-paid trip to the UK, where they’ll spend two weeks on trials with top English clubs.

Richard Ogundiya

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