It may be different today, kids now join football academies and during holiday, they can go for football camps. The rich kids don’t get down to the raw deal of growing up in the hood – I mean the streets.
Well, I grew up in AJ city, as it is called, a ghetto suburb in Lagos Nigeria. You better get hard and skillful quickly or you can’t come out to play football on the street.
The first step that you need to take when you want to start a professional football career is to attend a trial camp. This is when probably you have graduated from a football academy or already playing in amateur football league and have attained at least the age of 16 – 18 years, when you may be permitted by law to work.
This post about the prevention and cure of Ebola virus may seem out of place here, since we do not cover medical science or spiritual matters so to say. But I realized that we reach so many people across the world through this medium and to withhold such important information that could save one more life isn’t right.
AGENT OF CHANGE: Rachel Anderson was the only female Fifa-licensed agent in the world when in 1997 she was denied entry to the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) awards dinner because she was a woman. She took the PFA to the High Court and won. Now in her 50s, having represented players such as Don Hutchison, and negotiated the record transfer of Julian Hicks from West Ham to Liverpool in 1993, she works for various Premier League clubs negotiating deals for young players.