(L-R): Shola Opaleye, Mick Wild, Samuel Vincent, Joshua Olaegbe , Lydon Odiah and Mark Wallis
Three players have been selected to travel to Bolton Wanderers FC Academy for intensive coaching in November.
The players were selected after showing great skill and attitude during the just concluded COD United/Bolton Wanderers Summer Camp held in Lagos.
The three players, Samuel Vincent, Joshua Olaegbe and Lydon Odiah, will be joined by Olabisi Daodu, Azeez Adeoye, Peter Folrunsho, Biyi Oshilaja, who were selected at an earlier camp held in April when they depart the shores of Nigeria in November.
Speaking on the selection of the three players, Coach Mick Wild, who led the team of Bolton specialist youth coaches said: "It was difficult to choose just three boys, left to us, we would have taken all the boys because they all showed great ability and fantastic attitude. But these three young men and the four others earlier selected have been really impressive and they will definitely benefit from spending some time with us in November.
"We are looking for the next Jay Jay Okocha at Bolton and we hope one or more of these young men can grow to be as big if not bigger."
On his Deji Adegbenro, Acting Director of Football at Nigerian National Leagues side COD United added: "We are glad and proud that our partnership with Bolton is yielding real fruits. These seven young men will be walking in the same path numerous other boys have followed as a result of this wonderful partnership. We have high expectations of these boys and we believe that they'll pick up one or two things at Bolton that would ensure that they not only become better footballers but better persons.
"That's our goal and we are glad that all our work is yielding fruits."