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Title: Heartland Open Football Trials (Talent Hunt) Kick Start in Owerri - this November
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If you are a talented footballer and you desire to start your professional playing career here in Nigeria, then this is the time you ...


If you are a talented footballer and you desire to start your professional playing career here in Nigeria, then this is the time you should put your ear to the ground to hear information of clubs organizing open screening (Recruiting program).


Always visit this blog daily... We will be posting information like this regularly. Meanwhile, here is this onthis... Management of demoted side Heartland have said that the long awaited screening exercise to identify hidden talents will commence on Monday, November7, 2016.


The Naze Millionaires team manager and Atlanta ’96 Olympic gold medallist Mobi Oparaku said that the camp meant for youngsters will take place at the outskirt of Oweerri in Imo state

Heartland Open Football Trials  Program
Venue: Claretian (Maryland) Seminary, Mini Stadium, Nekede Owerri
Date: Monday November 7, 2016
Time: 7am daily for one week
Age Expected: 16 - 25 years old.

“This exercise is open but strictly for those who are young and have what it takes in natural talent, knowledge and ambition to play football,” said Oparaku to supersport.com.


The former Nigerian right-back said that the program, which has been described as a flash project, will target youths between the ages of 16 and 25.


The youngsters are expected to come from the communities and cities for a period of one week, thereafter the selected players will be given an opportunity to participate at a larger screening exercise later in the year.

“The idea is to locate natural footballers who can easily adapt to what we are doing.

“We know a lot of people can play and that lot of people can also be packaged to play but we can identify those who are gifted and can at the same time play,” said Oparaku.

The former Nigerian champions will campaign in Nigeria's second tier competition, the Nigeria National League (NNL) next term following their relegation from the Nigerian top-flight at the end of the 2015-16 NPFL season.

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