We have heard several stories of imposters parading themselves as agents, taking advantage of the needs of young naive players to swindle hundreds of thousand Naira from them, sometimes, it runs into millions of Naira.
Sincerely speaking, it is difficult for a player to find a good Agent! But if you're a good player, an Agent will surely find you, somehow.
By that I do not mean you should rest on your onus. I said it before and I would say it again, no scout or agent will come to your street or village football tournaments to discover you! It is very rare... so don't stay there dreaming and keep waiting. You might just be wasting your time.
Scouts and Agents are most likely to attend world class tournaments like FIFA U17 and U21 World cup... or other popular top class tournament like Danish Cup, Villareal Cup, Arsenal festival... But of course, only very few players can afford to be selected or pay their way to such tournaments.
The trend now-a-days is, Sport Marketing companies that can access the network of Scouts and Agents, stage a week or two weeks long Players Assessment, which some still call trials or screening program as the case may be... and invite as many of these scouts and Agents they can afford to bring over.
The players pay a token to attend the assessment as well as sign a training and propriety ownership agreement with the Sport Marketing company, organisers of the program. Then for any player(s) selected by the Scouts or Agents, the Sport Marketing company hand over the player's mandate to the Scout or Agent involved.
GreenHunters Sport Marketing International and it's partners have moved several amateur players (Free Agent) through the several player's Assessment programs they hold each year. So I strongly recommend that you plan to Attend the next one.
Call: +234 809 877 2556 to find out when next the player's Assessment program will hold in Nigeria.
If you're that a good player, an agent or scout will disvover you in this program! So give it your best shot!