The renowned Cowbell Football Academy run by Barrister Godwin Dudu-Orumen will take off on Monday, July 23, for the 2018 Summer season.
The specialist football programme for youngsters between ages 4 and 18 is billed to kick off with funfair at the Main bowl of the National Stadium in Lagos.
Dudu-Orumen, known for his versatility in football management over the decades said yesterday that everything needed to make this year’s event successful had been done.
He said, “This our little way of helping to properly develop the game of football in Nigeria. We always take these young ones beyond the pitch as they’re also given life lessons.
“We have experts lined up to take them in various fields of this beautiful game. For instance, Dr Amao will speak on sports medicine. And there are other motivational speakers on sports law and the media.
“The idea is to prepare them in every way so that they understand to have real expectations and not mere hearsay far beyond reality. At the end of it all we are producing players who understand the road they are taking mentally and physically.”
Monday’s opening ceremony has the First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, as the Chairman, while the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh is the Special Guest of Honour.