Football coach urges Nigerians to invest in talents

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Coach Olatunji Femi, Convener of Femben PreToPro Football Camp Naija 2024, Coach Femi Olatunji, has urged well meaning Nigerians to invest in children  and adults with sports talents.

Olatunji gave the advice while speaking with newsmen at the Femben Football Camp on Saturday in Ibadan.

He said  that the talent investment initiative of the camp,  would help children  with  football potential who could not afford sports academy fees.

The coach said  that sports investment could be financial support or a player promotion contract.

He added that both financial and contract investments would attract reasonable returns within a short time frame.

Olatunji said that the second edition of the  camp recorded a large turnout and improvement compared to  the first edition.

He attributed the success of the  programme to cooperation of players and support received from parents.

“So far, the players have exhibited  willingness to take advantage of every opportunity that will make them football stars in the near future.

“The participants have been equipped with the necessary skills that will make them excel in their respective football academies and clubs.

“We are looking forwatd to  the next edition in August, we are expecting new participants and  trainees that may want to attend the refresher programme, “he said.

One of the participants, Azeez Ishola, said that participating in the programme  for the second time, gave him the opportunity to learn news skills.

Ishola added that the programme also gave him the privilege to relate with ex-professional footballers like Mutiu Adepoju and others.

Kunle Oseni said that the  camp exposed him  to  internationally recognised licenced and experienced coaches.

Monjolaoluwa Are, another participant said that the football camp was impactful and embedded with lectures on dedication, determination and discipline.

He said that the  programme had offered participants the opportunity to train with players from other academies,  and clubs under the supervision of professionals.

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