Barely 10 days to Gulf United maiden edition of African football talent hunt in Nigeria, Super Eagles legend and former coach of Tanzanian national team Emmanuel Amunike has endorsed the scholarship showcase.
The event which is expected to kick-off in two major cities in Nigeria, Abuja and Lagos from the 6th of August at the Area 3 football pitch has already enjoyed many endorsements from prominent personalities like Bitrus Bewarang, Nduka Ugbade and popular Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo.
Speaking to coach Marcellinus Anyanwu, the one time African Footballer of the year winner in 1994 Amunike said:
“What you are bringing in Nigeria is a wonderful project, I admire the confident you have built among the lads in Nigeria. I have no doubt that the scholarship program will be a huge opportunity for talented players to play and study in Canada and USA.
Your are bringing great and good things to Nigeria my brother.”
Amunike was the first Nigerian to play for Barcelona when he was signed by the club in 1996. He spent four years at the club and won the Copa del Rey in the 1996/1997 season.