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Group of Nigerian football Visitors

BURTON Albion welcomed a group of Nigerian football visitors to the Pirelli Stadium when they played Bradford City in the Papa Johns Trophy.

  The group representing 365 small football clubs in Nigeria is touring the UK to find out more about the game and to export best practice back to Africa.

  The group has already visited Sheffield United and MK Dons.

  According to Chief Operating Officer of Nigeria NationWide League One, Shola Ogunnowo; “We are happy to be here and see the tremendous development of this football club and we are delighted that the chairman has welcomed us as representatives of Nigerian lower league clubs.

  “We have been told about player development from aged seven, eight, nine which is very encouraging and the way the Academy operates and how the players progress to the senior men’s team which is very encouraging.

  “Nigeria has the highest number of trophies in age group competitions in FIFA which shows how many people want to play football and the huge potential.”

  After the game the group was introduced to Brewers first teamers, Victor Adeboyejo and Deji Oshilaja both of whom have Nigerian roots and also met manager, Dino Maamria and Chairman, Ben Robinson during their visit.

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