Nigeria Call-up 30 for Nat’l U-13 Camp in Ondo

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has invited 30 players for the National U-13 camp billed to open in Akure, Ondo State on Monday, 19 August.

According to the National U-13/U-15 team secretary, Wale Adeyinka, invited players were picked from the 2012 National U-13 Youth Championship played last December in Abuja.

The FCT U-13 team defeated their Ogun State counterparts 3 -1 to emerge the champions of the 2012 National U-13 Youth Championship.

The championship featured eight teams from Sokoto, Edo, Kaduna, Imo, Abuja, Ogun, Niger and Ekiti.

Mr. Adeyinka disclosed that the four week training exercise would be strictly for U-13 players and that Invited players have been contacted and are expected to resume at the Love and Peace Hotel in Akure, on Monday.

The U-13/U-15 youth development football programme was initiated by the NFF in 2009 with the aim of grooming young football talents of the right ages and also to reduce age-cheat in Nigeria football.

Eze Chidera, Kelechi Iheanacho, Saliu Alibaba, and Taiwo Awoniyi are some of the products of the National U-13/U-15 programme that have graduated to the Golden Eaglets team of Nigeria.