British experts Nigeria - Three notable Britons who are experts in the game of football are guests of the Delta State Football Association as they conduct a coaching clinic for Coaches and Referees at the Warri City Stadium, beginning from today
The trio of Mark Ellis, former Assistant Coach of Arsenal Football Club, Andrew Douglas, Head of Arsenal Football Academy and Jeffrey Winter, a renowned Referee with the English Premier League (EPL) flew into the country yesterday for the one - week training programme.
According to Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, Chairman of the Delta State Football Association, who doubles as the helmsman of the Sports Commission, the training will give the game of football a new face not only in DeltaState but also in Nigeria.
"We believe in capacity building in line with the human capital development agenda of the Delta State Government", Mr. Pinnick enthused .
A total of 300 participants made up of two hundred football coaches and one hundred referees are attending the coaching clinic, bankrolled by Senforce Insurance Brokers and Mainstreet Bank respectively.
It would be recalled that last year, Mr. Mark Ellis was in DeltaState to conduct a clinic for Coaches. Due to the quest by stakeholders to be part of the programme, the Delta State FA expanded the scope of this year's edition to encapsulate the Referees.