The General Manager of fast growing Ace Academy, the Kaduna based football academy Murtala Mohammed Raji will later this week travel to Turkey for a meeting with four teams in Turkey.
Muri in a chat with Owngoalnigeria.com revealed he has already received his visa and has set up the meeting scheduled to hold this week upon his arrival in the country where they presently have three players.
” I have a meeting with the president of four different teams in Turkey, we looking at how we can have a player exchange programme with at least three of them that is our aim” He told Owngoalnigeria.
” We at Ace Academy are so concerned about the future of the youths we recruit into our set up, so we want to make sure they have enough option to better their life, that is why am heading to Turkey”.
Speaking on the failure of the Nigeria Under-20s to qualify for next year Africa Youth Championship, the soft speaking manager urged Nigerians to accept the apologies from the coaches and the players as one game isn’t enough to judge the progress they have made from U-17-20.
” Nigeria have made mistakes in the past by dumping teams and players after failure to qualify for a major event, this time around let’s dare to be different and stick with coach Emmanuel Amuneke and his lads, in the next two years they will shock us all”.