Former Nigeria international, Joseph Dosu, will be among scouts at the Shuffle Select 2017 talent hunt billed for June 19 to 22 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.
Others are a UK-based scouting agency ISTVAN and former player and agent, Ibrahim Odeyinka who is also the organiser.
The four-day event, organised by Thotsplay Concepts in conjunction with Brooke House College, England will hold from 7am on each day.
Odeyinka explained that the program aimed at selecting players who ages range from 14 to 17 years for study in the United Kingdom where they would also play football as well as be exposed to standard facility,
“The most outstanding player during the selection will be awarded 100 per cent two-year A-level scholarship and access to playing football in the UK , while the other five players would be on 50 per cent scholarship,” the organiser said.
The Brooke House College, which was introduced in 2008, had garnered over 60 players, aged 13 to 19 from all ethnic backgrounds, 12 of who have since progressed to playing professional football. The Academy, which also has U-14, U-16, U-18 and U-19 teams, plays in the Central Conference League, Junior Premier League and Cup Competitions, in addition to ISFA, ESFA camp and County cups.
“Participants will be exposed to various training and competitive games under UEFA licensed coaches who would help them to harness their football skills onward playing in clubs like Manchester United, Manchester United, Arsenal and others,” Odeyinka further said.
The academy has graduated players who include Nigeria’s Chigozie Mbah to the professional cadre and have gone on to ply theit trade in clubs and national teams around the world.
The organiser said players must possess O’level or secondary school transcript to be eligible to participate in the exercise.