Leadership (Abuja)

20 November 2012

Nigeria: Man U Approves Two UEFA Coaches for Glo Academy

Photo: Aliyu Adekunle/Vanguard
Super Eagles-Namibia Match in Calabar which ended 1-0 in favour of Nigeria

The world's Most Valuable Football Club, Manchester United has approved two UEFA Grade A coaches for the Glo Soccer Academy as 33 talented African footballers moved into the Academy House over the weekend.

The coaches will arrive Nigeria next week to join the technical team of Glo Soccer Academy in Lagos for the training of the players participating in the biggest football reality TV show in Africa.

The coaches from Manchester are Andrew Smith and Adam Temple. Smith is Man United's Hub Development Manager/ Academy Coach. He has been with the club since 1995, during which time he developed himself in the coaching departments from grassroots to elite level.

Temple is Man United's Education Co-ordinator. Smith and Temple will be accompanied by Manchester United's relationship Manager in charge of Telecommunications, Mike Higham.

Out of the 33 talented boys in the Academy, 16 finalists will emerge and go on a training tour of the Manchester United Soccer Schools in Carrington, England.

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