Owerri. — Former captain of the Super Eagles, Kanu Nwankwo has said that it is only through competitions that the country can discover football talents that would make her proud in international football competitions.
Nwankwo said this at Aboh Mbaise during the kick-off of the Annual Grassroots football competition, organized for youths of Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency.
The Special Adviser (SA) to the Imo State Governor on Youths and Sports applauded the organizers of the tournament and urged the youths to seriously up hold the essence of the competition.
He commended both the philanthropist and corporate organizations for sponsoring grassroots football competitions in the rural communities as he said that is the only way football talent could be discovered.
Speaking at the event, the sponsor of the football competition and an Abuja based Businessman and Legal practitioner Engr. Akaburonye Obioma Success said that the football competition is primarily aimed at fishing out new talents for the state and nation at large.
He said that the event which was first organized in 2002 has being repackaged this year with a cash price of N1m.