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Fast rising NPFL side and first African partner of
West Ham United FC of England, FC Ifeanyi
Ubah will this week host their London-based
partners, West Ham United FC in Lagos and
Nnewi in a bid to take the partnership between
both football clubs to the next level.


Top executives at West Ham United led by the
Managing Director, Angus Kinnear and President
of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah will
on Wednesday unveil the blueprint that will
guide the hunt for the next Nigerian superstar.
The project which aims to identify talented kids
between the ages of 6 - 15 years will kick off in
December with coaches and scouts of West Ham
United in regular attendance to offer technical
support throughout the duration of the project.
Selected kids will be enrolled into Ifeanyi Ubah
football academy with the aim of harnessing
their talents, thus providing West Ham United
with a pool of talented players to pick from on a
quarterly basis.

Speaking to newsmen at the weekend in Lagos,
Dr. Ubah explained the aim of the 'Talent Hunt
Programme' and how that will metamorphose to
a football Academy run by both West Ham
United FC and FC Ifeanyi Ubah. "Our discussions
since the unveiling of this historic partnership
has always been centred on football
development, with the discovery of future
football stars in a country so rich in football
talents waiting to be harnessed top on the
priority list. West Ham are known to have one of
the best academies in the world having produced
players like Sir Trevor Brooking, Frank Lampard,
Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick to mention a few
and they are eager to identify and handpick
talented African players that they can develop.

The search for the next Lampard, Payet, Kanu
and Okocha just begun and we believe this talent
hunt will help us achieve our goal".
Dr. Ubah further revealed that many more details
on the next level of the collaboration between
FC Ifeanyi Ubah and West Ham FC will be
unveiled during the week in Lagos when
executives from the London Club will be
entertaining questions at a press Conference in
Lagos at Eko Signature, VI by 3pm.

There will
also be a dinner in honour of the contingent from
West Ham by 6PM on Wednesday at the same
venue where major football stakeholders and
personalities will be in attendance after which
they will be heading to Nnewi, Anambra state on
Thursday for another press conference at Ifeanyi
Ubah Games Village by 1:45pm. Their visit will
end with an appearance on "Naija made" by 7:30
PM on Supersport9 where they will be discussing
in details, the benefits of West Ham's deal with
Capital Oil and Gas and FC Ifeanyi Ubah as well
as the blueprint and goal of the talent hunt.

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