Verification of registration documents for the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Clubs youth tournament has been scheduled to hold in Asaba and Kaduna this month.
The League Management Company on Friday announced dates and centres for the exercise which is a collaboration between the LMC and Spanish Football League (LaLiga). The tournament named NPFL/Laliga U-15 Promises will hold in April.
In a statement signed by the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the LMC, Salihu Abubakar, the exercise will be conducted in Kaduna on Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17 while in Asaba, it will hold on March 23 and 24.
El Kanemi Warriors FC, Gombe United FC, Kada City FC, Kano Pillars FC, Kwara Stars FC and Lobi Stars FC are expected to undergo their screening at the Kaduna centre. The other teams that make up this group for the exercise include: Nasarawa United FC, Niger Tornadoes FC, Plateau United FC, Wikki Tourists FC, Katsina United FC and Yobe Desert Stars FC.
The Asaba screening centre will host Abia Warriors FC, Akwa United FC, Bendel Insurance FC, Enyimba Int’l FC, FC IfeanyiUbah and Go-Round FC. Others are; Heartland FC, MFM FC, Rangers Int’l FC, Remo Stars FC, Rivers United FC and Sunshine Stars FC.
All participating NPFL clubs are expected to assemble their U-15 teams with the following documents attached to each player’s screening form: medical report/certificate, original birth certificate from the hospital and current school result. Other items/documents to be presented by the teams include: properly filled screening form, properly filled registration form and two (2) current passport photographs of each player.
It will be recalled that some of the products from the 2017 edition of the programme are currently with Nigeria’s national Under-17 team; the Golden Eaglets. Among them are forward Olakunle Olusegun and Akinkunmi Amoo.