By Taofeek Lawal
At least about 172 players are currently undergoing screening at the Kwara Football Academy ahead of the next session. According to Kayode Alakija, records shows that 110 players were registered for the screening in the senior category, while 95 and 67 were registered for the exercise in both the intermediate and junior categories respectively.
The screening exercise began on Monday, and is expected to end on Saturday. Former Nigeria international and the Administrator of the institution, Mutiu Adepoju said that players will be only be admitted into the school on merit.
“The Headmaster” as Adepoju is fondly called said that KFA will continue to creates opportunities for players, and also equip the young players for other careers beyond the playing pitch, such as in sports management. He said that the Academy has the facilities to cater for the promotion of the young participants’ wellbeing, with the aim of achieving a balance between educational and sporting goals.
The Kwara Football Academy (KFA) is already earning international reputation, with the production of top class stars that are doing well in the international and local leagues.