Italian football giants, AS Roma have commenced operations at its Youth football academy in Abuja, Nigeria.
Football trials to be overseen by UEFA licensed Coaches, Portuguese Andre Joao Castro from Lisbon (Level 1 in Talent identification) and Italian Giovanni Musumeci will hold for Boys and Girls between Ages 5-17 and run from 7-9 January, 2021.
Through the trials, sixty lucky, exceptionally talented footballers in U-13, U-15, and U-17 cadres will from indigent families get scholarships at the academy with registrations already open.
The trials will hold in three centres in the nation’s capital: the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja; New Capital School, Asokoro and Guards Brigade Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment.
AS Roma operates one of the premier academy development programs in the world. Through this relationship, coaches will gain insights into best practices gained through decades of top-level development experience, and that’s information and expertise that will be passed directly on to discovered players.
The initiative will see the academy focus on giving opportunities to boys and girls with great football talents from ages 5-17.
Plans are also underway to set up the AS Roma Academy in other cities outside Abuja like Port Harcourt, Yenagoa, Benin, and Lagos.
The academy, an all-year-round football outfit offers the opportunity to learn the training methodologies and techniques of the club.
And with the advice of AS Roma’s technical staff and specialized local coaches, every player will be supported to reach their full potential while learning the training & educational approach used by AS Roma’s Youth Sector.