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Greensprings Kanu Football Camp excites British coaches


green spring12 year-old Gbenle gets scholarship

THE British coaches drawn from English club, West Bromwich Albion, at the just concluded fourth Greensprings Kanu Football Camp say they are excited by the performance of some of the participants at the camp, predicting that big stars would come out of the programme soon.

At the camp, which featured boys and girls from Lagos and its environs, the best player, 12-year-old Similoluwa Gbenla, was awarded secondary education scholarship by the management of the Greensprings School.

The one-week camp, held at the Lekki campus of Greensprings in Lagos, had over 100 participants drawn from Lagos, Ogun, Abuja, and Rivers states, among others.

According to Richard Holmes, the talents displayed by the students were exceptional while efforts must continue to nurture them to stardom.

“The footballers are great and they are very keen. Even when we finish coaching them, they still carry on playing all day. We train them four hours a day, so for them to carry on is brilliant. They are very good players, the equipment and facilities is great and everybody here is fantastic and it has been really good,” Holmes said.

The coach added: “The most unique thing is definitely the players. It is also brilliant to see coaches listening to what we say and wanting to learn because as a coach, you never know everything.”

Another of the British coaches, Adrian Dove, said the facilities provided by Greensprings were fantastic, adding that this helped to bring out the best in the students.

“The children are willing to learn which I think is a good thing because if you got children who don’t want to be here, it will be hard for us. We’ve got children who are really passionate about what they want to do and they are going to do well with football,” he said.

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