Chief Executive Officer, Nao Sports Management Limited, Nnaemeka Okwara, a UK-based skilled soccer scout and health coach, has declared his need to see African soccer abilities maximize their potential and get to the highest of their careers.
“My vision is for African football talents to get to the top of their careers and maximize their potential. I use someone like George Weah as an inspiration and as a yardstick for African talent. The likes of Samuel Eto’o, Sunday Oliseh, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, amongst others who have also done well for themselves. I just want African talents to get to the top of the top; that’s why our company provides them with the best football programme where these players can be developed into elite football talents. My vision is to make them become the most elitist footballers in Europe and give them the best of programmes to actually take them to the zenith”.
On why his sports activities administration outfit is trusted, the Heriot-Watt University graduate mentioned: “Our team is the most trusted because we have connections with top-quality football clubs. We have teams in the Italian and Bundesliga leagues which are some of the best places to play in Europe. We will also take them to the best football academies in the world and give them the platform to showcase what they are and what they can become”.
Okwara, an expert soccer agent, grassroots licensed soccer coach, and in addition a certified scout additionally known as expertise identification all licensed by the English Football Association can be a certified health coach accredited by CIMSPA which is essentially the most recognised health accreditation physique within the UK for health coaches, diet recommendation and in addition private coaching.
“I render professional nutritional coaching to professional athletes in order for them to achieve the maximum goal. All combined, these accreditation and licenses make Nao Sports, a sports consultancy agency that provides our clientele with the best services ranging from scouting, coaching, and fitness and visa processes. We also do contract negotiations when players get pro contracts in Europe”, he added.
Speaking about his ardour for African soccer, Okwara mentioned, “My passion for African football comes through a natural love for the game as far as I can remember. With my experience gathered as a result of being grafted into the football sector in England, I decided to invest my time and effort into African football because that’s where the next big opportunity”, including that half his firm does is to scout by demography utilizing Lagos state as a case examine to scout one of the best abilities in Africa.
Shedding gentle on what his expertise has been like as a soccer scout, the Italy-born Nigerian famous, “My expertise as a soccer agent has been wonderful. It entails loads of analysis on how African (Nigerian) gamers are moved to Europe with out being scouted by the scouts of elite European groups. It additionally entails scouting an array of gamers for trials and hoping they get professional contracts. Traveling commitments and visitation to numerous soccer academies to see the usual of soccer being performed in that academy additionally poses a problem.
He additionally said that simply being gifted will not be sufficient in the case of attending to the highest as a soccer expertise.
“When it comes to getting signed they need to understand that talent is never enough. Just being talented alone won’t get you signed. You have to combine some other traits with it. They have to have an obsession to be the best that’s a mindset you need first. They also need to train and work hard because the joy of a coach is to see a player train hard and listen. They also need to be humble. Pride goes before a fall”.
Speaking additional, he additionally outlined the foremost variations between European and African soccer.
Hear him: “The construction and organisation make a large distinction as a result of the European administration system relies on a long-term purpose to assist the nation’s soccer keep secure for years. A construction and a curriculum are put in place for years for a standard purpose. For instance, the German nationwide staff got here up with a plan after Euro 2004 with the Joachim lowe programme which was for 15 years. Part of the gamers recruited was recognized from a really younger age. They obtained recruited primarily based on the model of play that met the coach’s prerequisite
“But in Africa, we want quick results so managers get a quick sack and the majority of the foreign. Coaches hired to work do not understand the demography of African football. Also, African players who have played top-flight football should always be given the national team job and should have a long-term plan to help African football reach its peak”.