Nigeria’s third-tier football league, Nationwide League One (NLO), has unveiled plans to ease players’ agents and scouts activities with a new technological innovation. The NLO said the innovation would afford football scout/agents access various categories of U-19 footballers with full options and history of players through a technical platform that allows the agent/scout assess their targets without being physically present. Speaking on the innovation while unveiling fixtures of the 2023 season, scheduled to begin on May 3 at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, NLO’s Media Officer, Abdulgafar Oladimeji, said the introduction of the technological scouting device was primarily intended to expose the skills and talents of young footballers in the league to international clubs. Oladimeji revealed that with the innovation, interested agents scouting players in the country would easily do so through the Internet. “Gone are the days when international club owners are invited to watch and pick talented players. NLO has come up with a website through which international clubs watch live matches and make their choices of talented players,” he said. Oladimeji, who advocated intensive participation of media in this year’s NLO season, said the body has gone digital, with the involvement of serious-minded sponsors, who have invested enough resources for the success of the league. He said: “No football project can prosper without the media. The sponsors come in due to the extent of media coverage. It is now mandatory that any club participating in the NLO league must have a media department.” The fixtures unveiled at the event shows that the star match of the season will feature Kwankwassiyya FC and Kano Pillars Juniors at Sani Abacha Stadium on May 3. Oladimeji said eight teams are expected to trade tackles in Kano, just as in others states across north, adding that the top teams in the states will participate in an inter state competition from where four teams each will emerge to represent the north in the national competition. He reaffirmed NLO’s determination to ensure that only players of 19 years and below featured in the league, adding that the body has introduced anti-forgery procedures that will block tendencies of fraud and corruption in the licensing process.
Attention, football fanatics! Get ready for a game-changing revolution in talent discovery! Nigeria’s third-tier football league, Nationwide League One (NLO), is stepping into the future with a mind-blowing tech innovation that’s set to shake up the world of scouting and propel U-19 footballers to superstardom!
Say goodbye to the old-school ways of scouring the stands for the next big thing, because the NLO is putting the power of scouting at your fingertips! This cutting-edge technical platform gives scout/agents a front-row seat to the most promising young talent in the league, all without leaving the comfort of their homes.
Abdulgafar Oladimeji, NLO’s Media Officer, dished the deets on this electrifying development, which was unveiled alongside the fixtures for the 2023 season. Kicking off on May 3 at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, this season is set to be an unforgettable rollercoaster of football excitement!
With this groundbreaking innovation, agents can scout players in Nigeria with just a few clicks, watching live matches and cherry-picking the most dazzling players. It’s a new dawn for talent discovery, and NLO is leading the charge!
But wait, there’s more! This digital transformation doesn’t stop with the scouts – the NLO is embracing the power of the media in a big way. Oladimeji highlighted the crucial role of media coverage in attracting sponsors and announced that participating clubs must now have their own media departments. Talk about going all-in on the digital age!
The star match of the season will feature Kwankwassiyya FC and Kano Pillars Juniors in a heart-pounding showdown at the Sani Abacha Stadium on May 3. With eight teams trading tackles in Kano and more across the north, the stage is set for a thrilling inter-state competition that’s sure to have fans on the edge of their seats!
Rest assured, NLO is committed to keeping things fair and square. They’re rolling out anti-forgery procedures to prevent fraud and corruption in the licensing process, ensuring only genuine U-19 talent can take the field.
So, sports lovers, buckle up for a wild ride as the NLO ushers in a new era of talent discovery with this jaw-dropping tech innovation!
First reported by: https://guardian.ng/sport/nationwide-league-one-to-ease-talent-discovery-with-new-technology/