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Greensprings camp key to Nigerian football development, says Kanu


Nwankwo KANU

Former Super Eagles Captain, Nwankwo Kanu believes the Greensprings Football Camp, which is in its seventh edition, has a big role to play in Nigerian soccer development.

As the face of the football clinic, the former Arsenal star continues to praise the management of Greensprings School, led by its director, Mrs. Lai Koiki, for keeping faith with the camp, adding that it has added value to football in the country.

“I am always excited to be part of this initiative, especially watching it grow over the years, because not many of this kind of camp succeed for a very long time. The management of the school has remained committed to the sustenance of the camp, despite all odds and without any sponsorship. For this kind of gesture, I think more quality players will come through to the national teams,” he said.


Already, two products of the camp, Musa Alli and Elvis Onyenze, who benefited from the Greensprings scholarship award, have featured for the Nigerian national U-15 team and Kanu believes this kind of experience would help the youngsters in their career. “I am particularly thrilled by the annual scholarship awards offered to the “Most Promising Player” by Greensprings School at the end of the football camp.

“This generous gesture by the school will help Nigeria produce educated footballers who will be in a better position to negotiate their contracts and make better decisions for a life after football. For me, this is the best legacy we can bequeath our children,” the former Inter Milan striker said.

Kanu has promised to be on ground to motivate participants during the camp, which holds from April 8 to 13 at the Lekki campus of Greensprings School.

At this year’s Greensprings Kanu Football Camp (GKFC), the organisers will once again offer educational scholarship to the “Most Promising Player” at the camp. Also, this year will witness other exciting activities such as movie night, inspirational presentations, swimming, penalty kick contests and a host of other team games.

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