By Akeem Busari
Ahead of the new NNL season which started Friday across the country, Abubakar Bukola Saraki football club (ABS), yesterday unveiled some new players for the season.
One of the new players was the captain of Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA), Sani Mamman, who would wear number 14 jersey for the Ilorin based team.
Mamman, a strong, skillful and intelligent midfielder who was discovered by scouts of KIFA in the hinterland of strife ridden Zamfara state, has been also been described as the ‘Sambisa Oil Well’ by soccer buffs.
KIFA, regarded as Africa’s largest and fast growing football academy, last year, 2020, signed a strategic partnership deal with ABS. Interestingly, the deal was tagged, ‘ KIFA discovers, ABS develops’ .
Speaking with KIFAmedia on the partnership, KIFA’s National Coordinator, Coach Abdulrasak Usman, expressed his delight on the progress of the partnership. The very experienced football administrator, added gleefully that KIFA has a ever-growing pool of talented young footballers discovered by its coterie of coaches and scouts across the 36 states of the country, as well as, the FCT Abuja.