Nigerian match officials

No fewer than 1,000 youths and 200 coaches are expected to attend the maiden edition of the FCT Grassroots Football Coaching Clinic and competition.
Patrick Ngwaogu, Secretary, Nigeria Coaches Association, FCT chapter the programme was being organised in conjunction with the Bwari Area council.
Ngwaogu said the event, which would take place on August 10 at the Bwari township stadium, would be launched by Peter Ushafa, the Chairman of Bwari Area Council.
He said the coaching clinic would be anchored by seasoned football coaches and referees.
They include Samuel Abimbola and Gidado Usman, both CAF ?B? Licensed Coaches; Donald Malomo-Paris, a UEFA Pro Licensed Coach; and Jamila Bello, Nigeria?s first female FIFA badge referee.
Ngwaogu, said they intended to use the opportunity to discover talented players for the FCT and the country and to also engage the youth positively during the long vacation.
He added that the players and coaches would be tutored on the need to be investment conscious to enable them to prepare for life after retirement from active football.
Ngwaogu further said that the event would afford them the opportunity to inculcate in the youth the spirit of patriotism, love and unity.

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