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Cowbell Football Academy celebrates its first year anniversary

Lagos, 3 June, 2013: The Cowbell Football Academy, sponsored by Promasidor Nigeria, recently celebrated its first year anniversary at the Main Bowl National stadium in Lagos.

“Promasidor is very glad to see the Cowbell Football Academy grow from having only rookies to a team with young boys who can compete anywhere,” said Chief Keith Richards, speaking at the commemorative event. “Our dedication to find a unique sports initiative that would create lasting value and focus on nation-building and strategic partnerships is what formed Cowbell Football Academy. I am glad to see that our humble decision to partner with Multisports Services &Entertainment Limited in supporting grass root football has continued to grow in leaps and bounds. We are glad to be shaping the lives of young talents and developing one of the most popular games in Nigeria.”

 “The Cowbell Football Academy is set to become one of the most formidable football academies in Nigeria. We have earmarked plans to implement a well-rounded football development program for the teeming Nigeria youths that love football and have joined the academy since inception; we have clear-cut goals for the young footballers to help them meet their future aspirations. The academy is committed to developing young footballers with the right mindset and skill sets for the popular game with the world class training on and off the field,” Richards added.

Rector of the academy Mr Godwin Dudu-Orumen said “the academy in this first year has grown from the 160 children it started with to 600 children from ages 5 to 16 years. Amongst which some are already making impact they are, Toyeeb Gidado, Idris Ibrahim and Emmanuel Abraham were handpicked by foreign scouts for trials in football clubs abroad and Tony Amolo is at the United States on full scholarship at the university.”

“The academy has grown from one team that meets weekly at the National Stadium to four centres in Lagos. From three coaches to 15 experienced coaches who have undergone refresher courses such as ‘Training the Trainer’ in December 2012.”

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