The organisers of the annual Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp have confirmed the participation of the Dutch coaches for the season six of the clinic.
The four-man Dutch coaches are expected to join forces with their Nigerian counterparts at the one-week exercise holding on April 3 to 7 at the Lekki Campus of Greensprings School, Lagos.
Nigeria-born Sylvester Okonkwo will lead three others from Netherlands to the camp, which promises to be exciting this year.
Aside, Sylvester Okonkwo, Rob Ernst, Tom Assel and Jerino Lekatompessij are experienced youth tacticians that will tutor the participants at the camp.
For the Director, Greensprings School, Mrs. Lai Koiki, the camp is part of the school’s corporate social responsibilities (CSR).
“Many more students that will otherwise not have participated actively, especially at the competitive level have been doing that, which is good. The camp has helped us to groom our students to be able to beat the likes of St. Gregory’s college and we’re supposed to be the ‘ajebutters’ (weaker school), but then we did it. It is part of the training and continuous training,” Koiki said.
She added: “The social impact that it has had is that as an off-shoot of this, we have been able to do some corporate social responsibilities. We now have 5 football scholars and some of these football scholars have also gone ahead to represent Nigeria on an international level. On the academic side and the social side, we have given them a new ease of life. I’m sure the sky is probably their stepping stone for them, as to where they can get to. A few of our parents have adopted these children; so it’s a different lifestyle and a different experience.”