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Scouts invade Umuahia for Diamond Academy tournament, award

By George Aluo
The city of Umuahia would come alive on Wednesday, December 11, as the Diamond Academy holds its 7th anniversary award.
The award would be graced by scouts from different parts of the globe. The scouts are in town to witness a three day tournament which the Academy is putting together in a bid to discover talents.
Top on the list of those to be honored at the event is former Golden Eaglets coach, Fanny Amun who is well known as a transformer of talents.
Amun confirmed yesterday that he was already in Umuahia for the event.
Diamond Academy it would be noted discovered the duo of Kelechi Nwakali and Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze.
Promoter of the Academy, Prince Martins Apugo said yesterday that the Academy is set to discover more talents for Nigeria with the tournament it is putting together.
He stressed that the award ceremony is also a way to recognize those who are contributing to the development of Nigerian football in line with the vision of the Academy.
“We have scouts from Europe, Brazil and other parts of the world. They are here to see the talents that would be on parade in our tournament. I m sure some of the players would after the tournament be jetting for trials and hopefully begin the journey that would change their lives like Nwakali and Chukwueze,” Apugo said.

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