Participants at the NLO Berackiah/Abigol Football Coaching Clinic have been urged to leverage on the delivery as the 5-day program commenced in Kano on Monday for the North West geopolitical Zone A of the country.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the capacity building program at the Ganduje Theatre Hall of Saadatu Abubakar Rimi College of Education in Kano, the CEO of 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 them discover themselves and unleash their potential.
“If we are going to get good players, we must get good coaches. 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 the belief that it will add value to the coaches.
Mallam Ahmad revealed that the program has come at a time when they need to revive sports is pressing on the government hence its capacity to help turn the trend in terms of talent 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 a 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’s support throughout their stay.
Guests at the event include 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.