Participants at the NLO Berackiah/Abigol Football Coaching Clinic have been urged to leverage on the delivery as the 5-day programme commenced in Kano on Monday for the North West geopolitical Zone A of the country.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the capacity building programme at the Ganduje Theatre Hall of Saadatu Abubakar Rimi College of Education in Kano, the CEO Berackiah International, Mr. Wonders N. Nwigwe urged the participants to embrace the revelation of football dynamism the clinic has been offering.
While thanking the Kano State Government for providing the enabling environment for the project, Nwingwe admonished the coaches to strike the chord of assimilation for the intensive period of coaching education which he said will help discover themselves and unleash their potential.
“If we are going to get good players, we must get good coachea. This was the reason behind our decision to initiate this project in order to impact the modern knowledge of football on our coaches which will in turn help them in developing players, Mr Wonders noted.
The Director of Sports of Sports Commission in Kano State, Mallam Bashir Ahmed lauded the initiative and expressed belief that it will add value to the coaches.
Mallam Ahmad revealed that the programme has come at a time when the need to revive sports is pressing on the government hence it’s capacity to help turn the trend in terms of talents discovery and development.
“The clinic is important because it comes at a time our sports is experiencing a downfall and now we hope this clinic will revive our sports back, Bashir said in his words.
For the clinic, participants will have the opportunity to learn from former coach Mathew Olorunleke, an Italian /Nigerian Coach,
Gian Marco Duina a certified goalkeeper trainer, Nigeria Football Coaches Association President, coach Ladan Bosso and host of other football instructors in Nigeria.
The Chief Whip of Kano State Chapter of Nigeria Football Coaches Association (NFCA), Coach Usman Sanda expressed his delight at the initiative and assured the organizer of the association support through out their stay.
Guests at the event includes, Ibrahim Gwadabe (Minta); the Vice Chairman NFCA, Kano State chapter, Segun Akeusola; Head of Planning Berackiah/Abigol Clinic, Comrade Owolabi Aleshinloye, Head of Media Berackiah/Abigol Coaching Clinic among other distinguished personalities.