Founder and CEO of Elite International Soccer School Mr Samson Sulaimon has submitted that grassroots development and nurturing of youngsters cannot be left to the government alone.
Mr Samson Sulaimon is a London-based soccer administrator who runs the academy which houses over 200 academy kids in Lagos state, Nigeria.
Speaking against the backdrop of the fallen standard of football in the country, Mr Samson said football development cannot be left in the hands of the government.
“We run a scheme that identifies the qualities embedded in young talents either male or female during our summer and towards end of the year camps for U-7, U-12 and U-16 categories of academy kids. -Mr Samson said.
“Our motives are exception. We see potential in every child and aim to empower them through football, giving them life skills and also get those with potential talents to top-level in Europe and rest of the world.
“Our coaches deliver a high standard of coaching at all times. For us, ‘Enjoyment’ and ‘fun’ are the key words but, at the same time, sessions should also represent a progressive learning experience for the players to enhance their skills and develop their playing ability.”
“They are trained and exposed to the best coaching techniques in the world. They deliver a high standard of coaching at all times. For us, ‘Enjoyment’ and ‘fun’ are the key words but, at the same time, each sessions should also represent a progressive learning experience for the kids to enhance their skills and develop their playing ability.”
Mr Samson is also extending a hand of partnership to states and national football authorities to see to the develop the game from the grassroots sustainably.
“What we intend to do at Elite International Soccer School is to change the mindset and mentality of young people, reduce crime and make the society a safe haven for everyone. By this we need the support of both private and public sector, especially state governor (Mr Ambode Akinwunmi) commissioner for sport (Mr Deji Tunubu)”- Mr Samson Concluded.
Elite International Soccer School started operation in 2015 and is currently running the football programme every Saturday 2pm-4pm at Ijora Olopa playing field in Lagos.
The soccer school is open and interested participants or parent who would like to register their children or wards can contact 08119460671 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.