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Galaxy Academy seeks new ground in talent scouting

By Guardian Nigeria
20 September 2022   |   3:04 am
Galaxy Sports Academy has said that it is introducing a new dimension to talent hunt in Nigeria with professional practice that sets it apart from many other academies.

Galaxy Sports Academy has said that it is introducing a new dimension to talent hunt in Nigeria with professional practice that sets it apart from many other academies.

Founded in 2014 by ex-player, Mr. Austin Akpehe, and registered as a company in 2019, Galaxy Academy has engaged in various sports development projects in Germany, France, Holland, Italy, China, Ghana and Nigeria, where its camp is located in Kuje, Federal Capital Territory.

The Academy, which has over 80 registered players, has so far run talent hunt programmes with ex-internationals Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Tijani Babangida, as well as current Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa. It has also trained youth around the country on career and other social activities.

According to Akpehe, many of the academy’s recruits have earned invitations to national U-17, U-20 and U-23 teams, as a result of the synergy between the national teams’ coaches and their counterparts in the Academy.

“We look more at the business aspect of talent scouting because ultimately our aim is to be potential partners in encouraging and promoting grassroots sports development,” Akpehe said.

A product of Galaxy Sports Development Co. Ltd in China, the Academy is run by a management board, whose membership cuts across experts in talent hunt around the world, with Akpehe as Executive Chairman/CEO.