Coach Aigbe Kelvin the trainer of Godwinacy Soccer Academy Agbor, an academy that takes young talents of Ika extraction between the ages of 10-18years old off the street and engage them meaningfully by harnessing their talents for better future through professional football abroad, has stated that nurturing talents is his own way of contributing to the development of society.
In an interview with Ika Weekly Newspaper at their training ground at Agbor Model Primary School, Agbor on Wednesday 13th September 2017 Coach Aigbe said “We discover and train young talents and once they get to certain standards, with their consent, we link them to clubs in Europe to play at professional levels, that’s basically what we do. So far in the two years of the existence of this academy formerly known as Future Star Soccer academy, we have trained so many talents, with some now playing professional football with clubs in Turkey.
Having played for Ifeanyi Uba FC in 2015, I returned to Agbor at the end of the season and started my personal training at Ika Grammar School and it was in the course of this training that I discovered students with talents who wanted me to train them. I started with three players but now they have increased. I have played in different leagues, across various countries, so I decided to use my connection as an advantage to help talented youths in Ikaland who want to play professional football, by connecting them to other clubs in Europe. It was quite challenging initially because we had no sponsor, so we had challenges especially in mobility challenge, but now we have a sponsor in the person of Mr. Godwin Igborgbor
The academy is open to Ika youths who have the talent for football and want to play professional football. Next month, we will have an open trial that will be open to all who are talented to show their skills. A scout and agent from Denmark will be around to scout for young players for football”. We will use the trial to help talented people, as nobody knows where his destiny lies. If they meet the standard, they will be signed to clubs abroad.