The managing director of Irukka Online limited, the sponsor of PSG-Irukka football talent hunt, Chinedu Oguike has confirmed why the company decided to undertake the football project.
Chinedu said that the proposed talent hunt is the company’s own way of contributing to the development of football in Nigeria.
In a statement available to PageOne.ng, he said that the management of Irukka Online Limited chose to organize the talent hunt in a bid to give back to the society.
According to him, football has become a very big business in the world, adding that discovering Nigerian football players that would become big in the game of football would be a dream come true.
“Our dream is to use the talent hunt to discover players that would play in PSG, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and the other big clubs. That is why we have equipped our selection team with the best hands in the country. Everybody knows what our brand ambassador Samson Siasia has done with young players in the country .He has produced Nigerian footballers that have ruled the world several times .Apart from him, we also have other acclaimed coaches and scouts that would help in the discovery of starts.”
On the registration fee of three thousand naira (N3000) he said the management decided to charge a token just for logistics.
According to him, the they decided to make the registration as cheap as possible to give anyone who is interested and can afford it the opportunity to participate.
“Everybody knows that our registration fee is very affordable because we don’t want it to be an elitist thing .There has been talent hunts in this country that people have been asked to pay up to ten thousand naira .But we want the children of the poor who have talent to participate.” He said