Zenith, NFF plan U-15 future falcons
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has commended Nigeria and Africa prominent financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, for its commitments to youth soccer development in the country, just as it plans to liaise with the bank to begin a national U-15 women team.
Apart from sponsoring the NFF, the apex bank has been promoting youth football with their NFF/Zenith Bank U-15 Super Eagles Championship.
The competition has become the bedrock of the country’s cadet team, the U-17 with top stars like Golden Eaglets captain to the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Samson Tijani, emerging from the Future Eagles.
Other stars that represented the country at the last World Cup in Brazil like Akinkunmi Amao, Olusegun Olakunle and Usman Ibrahim were all product of the NFF/Zenith Bank U-15 Super Eagles.
According to a release by the NFF, the federation has mandated the Technical and Development Committee to submit a shortlist of candidates for the positions of Head Coaches of the U-15 Boys National Team among other national teams.