Feyenoord to train Nigerian players

Netherlands champions Feyenoord will train two Nigerian players who emerge as the MVP at the All Nigeria Secondary Schools Football Championship.

The two players will embark on a trip to the Netherlands for coaching opportunity with the youth academy.

The semifinals of the All Nigeria Secondary Schools Football Championship, also known as the NNPC/Shell Cup will hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Sunday.

Four teams – Hensen Demonstration School in Benin City, Sambo Secondary in Gusau Zamfara state, Holy Ghost College in Owerri Imo State, and Government Secondary School in Maiduguri Borno State- will battle for a place in the final billed to hold on Tuesday, July 4 at the same venue.

The winner will get N3.5M, the second place winner will be given N2.3M, the 3rd place finisher gets N1.3M, while the 4th place winner will be awarded N1.1M. the schools are to use 70% of the money for sports facility development.

The 2017 NNPC/Shell Cup is also partnering Sussex University to provide education opportunities for the MVP. -And strengthen the championship experience for our students as the University will have sessions with players in the semifinals this week. Said Igo Weli, General Manager External Relations at SPDC.

-Sussex will support the prize for the MVP with full scholarship for one – including tuition, flights and accommodation – to attend a 4-week session at the 2018 Sussex International Summer School, a gathering of brilliant young people all over the world. Depending on timing, the MVP may also participate in youth and footballing activities organized by newly-promoted English Premier League club, Brighton and Hove FC, added Professor Richard Follet, a representative from the university.