Olympic Merseille of France Chief Scout for Africa, Omar Sciola, says he is impressed with the display of talents at the first day of maiden Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Talent Hunt Scouting programme in Ilorin.
Sciola said it is difficult to identify some good players immediately, because there are lots to pick from.
He commended the Kwara Football Association and the Committee for organizing a smooth event devoid of irregularities.
According to Sciola, the Kwara State Governor, Malam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is creating an enabling environment to meaningfully engage the youth, which he noted, others must emulate.
Over 2000 youths turned out for the Talent Hunt Tournament 2021, from where 400 were registered to participate from 20 youth clubs and Academies, at the Main-Bowl of the Kwara State Stadium Complex.
The competition was introduced to discover talents from the nooks and crannies of the state, and to appreciate the contributions of the state Governor to the development of youth and sports.
The football tournament, which is for U-17 players, is featuring Kwara United Youth Team, ABS FC Youth Team, Kwara Football Academy (KFA), La Planet SA, House of Prayers Football Academy, Leaycon Football Academy, Offa, Musty and Yolymike Football Academies.
Others are Emmy for Geo Football Academy, Debby Football Academy, Genosis Stallion Football Academy, Arsenal Kiddies Football Academy, B3 Warriors Football Academy, De-missionary Football Academy, Foresight Football Academy, Royal Football Academy, Elite Football Academy and Barrier Football Academy.
The competition continues on Wednesday, from 8.00 am.