Plateau FA Discovers U-15 Gems

FIFA Talent Development Scheme: Plateau FA Discovers U-15 Football Gems

Thursday, May 2, 2024, marked the conclusion of the U15 FIFA Talent Development Scheme screening in Jos, Plateau State, aimed at discovering young players for Nigerian football, especially for the U17 national team, the Golden Eaglets, reports.

The FIFA Talent Development Scheme was initiated and funded by the world football governing body to motivate member nations to nurture young players from the grassroots. Austine Eguavoen, the NFF Technical Director, is in charge of the project.

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The Plateau State version of the event was organised by the Plateau Football Association (PFA) in collaboration with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and took place at the Zaria Road Stadium in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

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The Chairman of the Plateau State Football Association, Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, appraised the FIFA Talent Development Scheme exercise in his State, remarking that it turned out well.

“Successful U-15 Screening: Mashallah! Today, the 2nd of May 2024, we conducted a successful Under-15 FIFA Talent Development Scheme organized by the Plateau Football Association (PFA) and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the Zaria Road Stadium,” Kwande wrote on WhatsApp and on his Social Media platform.

“Out of 24 teams comprising 35 players each, a total of 35 players were selected to represent the State U-15 team. These players will compete against teams from other states, forming the future national Under-17 team, the Golden Eaglets.”

By Awwal Shuaibu, Naraguta


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