Kanu Sponsors 400 Kids To Canada


Legendary Nigerian Footballer, the former  striker, Nwankwo Kanu has come up with another means of helping children in Nigeria achieve their dream in football.

From August 1, 2016, kids from all over the world, (U-11 and U-18) will converge in Alliston ON, Toronto, Canada, for the first Residential being put together by the Kanu .

The camp which has been divided into two phases will see kids from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas go through intensive training, moral and educational lesson.

The children will also be exposed to modern training methods, come in contact with their counterparts from other cultures and interact with soccer greats, particularly Kanu Nwankwo’s contemporaries during the active years of his illustrious career.

Football legends like Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp, Didier Drogba, Patrick Viera, and Ronaldo de Lime and other will be taking on the kids on the modern training aspect, each kids would pay $6,000.

Co-ordinator of the camp, Obi Goodman told newsmen in Lagos yesterday that the first phase of the camp would last from August 1–14, while the second phase holds from August 15–28, 2016.

“It will afford the participating kids the opportunity to see modern football facilities, good training and good exposure,” she said, adding, “It is an avenue to sell Nigeria to the international community because the camp’s success would rub off positively on the image of the country.”

A director of the Kanu Academy, Yusuf Chidama said, “the programme will provide a platform for the kids to exhibit their skills and, perhaps, further their careers in football. It is an opportunity for them to be noticed on an international platform.”

The chief executive of the , Pastor Onyebuchi Abia, who is also involved in the programme said honing skills in kids was not new to the Kanu .

“Four years ago, the started a programme with Greensprings Schools and it was a huge success as most of the kids travelled abroad and played against children from other similar academies.





Source: The Guardian

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