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BRAZILIAN SOCCER PERSONALITY, THADEU GONCALVES, HUNTS FOR TALENTS IN NIGERIA

By Alonge Michael
BFUT DELEGATE ON A COURTESY VISIT TO THE BRAZILIAN CONSULATE
BFUT DELEGATE ON A COURTESY VISIT TO THE BRAZILIAN CONSULATE

BFUT Africa, a football academy established to develop and nurture soccer talents has stormed Nigeria in a grand style courtesy, the Edmoton, Canada based sport personality, Paul Medos and the CEO of Awesome Entertainment and President BFUT Africa, Dominic Ajufo. The soccer talent hunt which has been signed, sealed and endorsed by international soccer icons such as the FIFA licensed instructor, Thandeu Goncalves and others will not only discover these Naija soccer talents but will also customize and develop the individual and group whose passion for the round leather game is unalloyed. BFUT Soccer Academy which has its international partners in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Florida have been involved in this sustained developmental programs round the world for sometime now. Countries like Spain, Argentina, Australia, Hungary, Canada, Guatemala, Panama to mention but just a few are some of the countries they have and still sustaining.

“The BFUT Methodology has proven to be very effective in empowering players around the world. Players develop a faster speed of thought and a more unpredictable style of play on the field.Top 20 Players from each Zonal Screening: Abuja, Enugu, Makurdi, Kogi, Delta & Lagos will meet in Lagos for the Top 100 BFUT Africa Players Clinic. Top 100 BFUT Africa Players Clinic will include comprehensive skills training.36 Players who would have paid the sum of N5,000:00 in favour of BFUT Africa to any branch of First Bank Plc will be selected to participate in BFUT Africa's Academy with 26 of these players being selected to BFUT Africa's High Performance Team for further grooming, development, soccer education, skills acquisition and eventually to travel overseas to represent BFUT Africa in various events which BFUT Academies world over regularly participate in.

The essence of our programs is to discover and develop talents for all-round efficiency and continuous representation. Successful participants during our last Screening Exercise in 2007 are still very entrenched in the Academy while sixteen of these players have been granted the opportunity to showcase their talents abroad.
Presently, three players are undergoing further training/Trials in Sao Paolo and Santos, Brazil. Another six players are scheduled for Trials in Germany come December 2008/January 2009.

We also lay strong emphasis on Coaches development and empowerment via training.
At the end of each intense Coach's Symposium, certificates for such category are awarded to successful candidates. Other information about it can be checked on www.bfutafrica.com.” Dominic Ajufo, President BFUT Africa explained.

DETAILS OF THE BFUT AFRICA TOP 100 PLAYERS EVENT LOCATIONS AND DATES.

BFUT Africa Player's Screening
Kogi Zone:
Oct 26 - 27, 2008:
Kogi State University Stadium, Ayangba, Kogi.

Abuja Zone:
Oct 29 - 30, 2008:
Nyanya Playing Ground, Mopo Junction, Abuja,

Enugu Zone:
Nov 2 - 3, 2008:
Enugu State Temporal Stadium, Enugu.

Makurdi Zone:
Nov 5 - 6, 2008:
Federal Government College grounds, Makurdi.

Delta Zone:
Nov 8 - 9, 2008:


Lagos Zone:
Nov 11 – 12, 2008
NIS Pitch National Stadium Suru-Lere, Lagos.

Lagos
Coaches' C-License Symposium
Nov. 17 – 22, 2008
NIS Class Conference Hall and Pitch National Stadium Suru-Lere, Lagos.

Lagos
Nov 17 – 22, 2008
NIS Pitch National Stadium Suru-Lere, Lagos.
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