Former Chelsea and Nigeria Midfielder John Obi Mikel has launched a talent hunt series. The talent hunt series dubbed “Africa’s Next Football Superstar” seeks to discover young talent so that it can be properly nurtured.
The series will be held in three African nations namenly Nigeria, South Africa, and Algeria. Kids between the ages of 13 and 16 will be eligible for the series. Five winners will be selected from each of the three countries. They will be tested and narrowed down to nine.
The nine young lads will have the privilege of going on an all-expenses-paid trip to the UK. They will get trials with top English clubs for a period spanning two weeks, with a chance to bag a one-year contract with the club’s youth team.
The trials in Nigeria will be held in Lagos on March 15th 2019, Port Harcourt on 18th, and Abuja on 20th. The finals are scheduled for the second to the ninth of May 2019.