The much talked about Abdul Sule Football Academy has been launched in the football loving city of Kaduna State with the aim of getting players exposed to best practices and nurtured them for greatness.
The launching ceremony which was held at the football pitch of Adeyemo College in Kaduna on Saturday had in attendance former Nigeria internationals and top government officials.
The brain behind the academy, Abdul Sule told newsmen at the event that the idea was to encourage upcoming players and also exposed them to much opportunities abound in football business.
Sule, who played for Nigeria Super Eagles between 1991 and 1993 said the academy will be in two cadres which includes Under 13/14 categories where young footballers will have the opportunities of getting standard and basic training in football from top class coaches.
He said that the U16 and U17 cadres will be mainly players who are going to thrown into big market in football business.
The former Chairman of Kogi United and Confluence Queens added that the academy was already attracting partnership with national and international partners.
Among those who graced the official launching of the academy were Daniel Amokachi, Garba Lawal who were former team mates of Abdul Sule at national team and club levels and they also commended the founder for the initiative which they believed would further help to take boys off the street and give them life.
Others include Alhaji Musa Kalli who is the Special Adviser on Projects to the Minister of Niger Delta, Majority Leader of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon Haruna Inuwa Dogo and other top government officials including the Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly who was represented as well as football scouts from within and outside Nigeria.
President of Naija Ratels, Barrister Paul Edeh was among dignitaries who made cash and kits donations to the academy.