Franklin Howard predicts bright future for football youngsters
A former Nigeria international, Franklin Howard has predicted a bright future for the youngsters taking part in the Cowbell Football Academy 2017 Summer Camp currently ongoing at the Mainbowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Howard, who was the pioneering captain of the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, was on hand on Wednesday to share his wealth of knowledge in the game with the kids and he was particularly impressed with the organization of the summer camp.
“What I saw really impressed me. I will like to be a family member of this project, “ the former Shooting Stars of Ibadan head coach, began. “I have seen Academies but this particular one stands out. I am not trying to praise or impress anybody but I like the way things are going on here.
“I can assure you that in few years to come, this will be a tapping ground for Nigeria football. “I already saw some talents here, don’t be surprised that some of the children you see here will be wearing the national colours very soon,” he concluded.
Howard praised Promasidor, the makers of Cowbell, as well as Multisports Services and Entertainment Limited for the laudable Summer Camp. He, however, tasked the organisers to go a step forward to have an all-round year academy where identified talents can marry their football skills with academies seamlessly and not waiting till holiday periods like this.
Anders Einarsson, MD, Promasidor Nigeria was also present at the Summer Camp on Wednesday. Quite elated to see things first hand by himself, Mr. Einarsson, who also displayed his football artistry, promised more support for the project, even as he thanked the coaches and other officials for continually raising the bar to make the summer camp the best in town.
“I know you have all seen the tremendous effort we have put into this project as an organization, all I will say is have fun and make the best use of the opportunity’
Godwin Dudu-Orumen, CEO of Multisports thanked both Howard and Mr. Einarsson for making their presence count and promised more ahead in the three-week long summer camp.