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Magic Scouting Tourney: Organizers confirm date, teams for the maiden edition


The organizers of the Magic Scouting Tourney have confirmed the date and teams that will compete in the first edition of this upcoming football scouting program in Lagos.

The tournament will take place at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium Surulere, Lagos State from March 10 to March 15th. Eight teams will compete in two groups, with a standard four-team group pairings.

The purpose of the tournament is to showcase the best young talents in Nigeria to top scouts from Europe, who will select the next big star in Nigerian football for a chance to thrive in Europe.

The event’s facilitator, former Nigeria international Coach Mathew Olorunleke, explained: “The tournament aims to bring about good young players on the Romanian project for Africa.

“Rapid Bucharest, a top division side in Romania, and the Becali group, one of the biggest agencies in Romania, will send their scouts to the tournament.”

The brain and financier of the Magic Scouting Tourney, Akanji Agboola, reiterated the tournament’s goal, which is to help young players thrive and contribute to their development.

“The tournament aims to give young people the opportunity to develop skills and showcase them to the world, empowering them to take an active part in their lives.”

The eight teams that will compete in the maiden edition of Magic Scouting Tourney are Ojodu City FC, SGFC Athletics, Ablaze FC, Magic Stars FC, Rolly FC, FC Bethel, Real Dream FA, and Power of de Cross SA.

Draws for the tournament have been scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 9th.

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