By Alexander Johnson Adejoh
Assistant Coach of the Super Falcons and Former super Falcon’s player, Maureen Madu last Tuesday March 2, 2021, stated that plans to commence the second edition of the Anambra Female Football Camp noting that she would need about N7.8 million to make sure the second edition of her biannual female football training holds.
According to Madu, the project, Football Kiddies Camp, slated to hold at Washington Grammar school, Onitsha between April 2-9th 2021, is aimed at discovering and grooming about 300 females from grassroot to international soccer champions.
The Football expert, who said this during an Appreciation visit to the Anambra State chapter’s of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), noted that girls aged 10 to 18 were qualified to participate in the programme by picking forms at designated areas in the state.
Said added that, financial assistance would help to offset some bills for the seven days programme which include football kits comprising footballs, bags and jersey and medical care, as well as feeding for the kids.
She stressed that successful participants from the programme would be awarded scholarship to study any course of their choice at a United States based university as well as playing abroad.
Reviewing the first edition held in December last year, Madu said it was a huge succesful, noting that she was in touch with the trainees for greater opportunities.
She also mentioned that a friend, Helen Ugbo donated a plot of land to the camp for building of hostels.
Reacting, Mr Tony Oji, Chairman of SWAN, who assured the international soccer veteran of SWAN’s continuous support to achieve its aims and objectives for talented African females, noted that the association would give the camp the best media coverage.