Pinnick looks to the future

2014-10-08 14:51
Amaju Pinnick (Supplied)
Amaju Pinnick (Supplied)
Cape Town - Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick is set to launch a new initiative in the country, focused on helping coaches discover and nurture the next generation of national team stars.

Pinnick took over the NFF reins at the end of last month and is already working towards a stable future for Nigerian football, with the stars of tomorrow very much the focus of today.

"The coaches cannot do it all and this administration realizes that," he told SuperSport. "We are going to create a technical study group under the technical committee (of the NFF) that will go round this country.

"For every quarter, say about once every three months, we will identify young footballers between the ages of 15 and 20 years of age.

"We will continue monitoring the progress of these players. They will be taken to developmental league in Europe after they are spotted in Nigeria.

“I am talking about leagues in countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Danish leagues where they will be taught the rudiments of the game.

“The aspect of sports science will also be applied to these players and the results will be massive for Nigerian football."

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