Kogi Utd Club's feeder team for 2017 Dana Youth Cup in Denmark

The partnership is expected to expose the players to foreign clubs and also develop the game in the state.

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The Kogi United FC Feeder Team is set to participate in the 2017 Dana Youth Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark, the club’s Chairman, Malam Abdul Sule has said.

Sule told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday on telephone from Denmark that arrangement for the team’s participation was in the final phase.

He said that the feeder team, put together in 2015 to represent Kogi and Nigeria at the annual soccer fiesta, had helped in grooming young players to stardom.

Sule added that he was also in the Scandinavian country to strike partnership deals with Akademisk Boldklub (AB) Gladsaxe and a representative of a German club for the Confluence state clubs.

He said that the partnership would expose the players to foreign clubs and also develop the game in the state.

“We are concluding plans for the feeder team of Kogi United to participate in next year’s Dana Youth Cup, where the young players will benefit and probably sign for clubs.

“We have also concluded arrangements with one of the top clubs in Denmark, AB Galssaxe, to come to Lokoja by Feb. 8, 2017.

“We will monitor and select the best players that will join AB; and we will have top representatives of clubs from Germany with the aim of grassroots sports development,’’ Sule said.

He commended the Kogi Government for its support to the state-owned clubs, promising a successful 2016/2017 season as an appreciation to the government.

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