In October we will launch a qualification program in Benin for the global final of FOOTBALL DREAMZ next year.
Together with local partners we have put together a professional programme in Cotonou, Benin. We will have talented footballers participating from Benin, Togo, Niger and Nigeria.
The first of October we will have several qualifications rounds which will gather hundreds of talented footballers. After these rounds we will selected around 50 players that will participate in the Benin final the 16th of October.
The aim for this programme is to find new talents, talents that we can sign and then we can try to help them to succeed with the footballing ambitions.
In the Benin final we will also select 3-6 players that get a winning certificate to participate in the global final 2021
We have signed a cooperation agreement with FIFA legend Nwankwo Kanu and his company KIFA - Kanu International Football Academy.
KIFA is a football platform designed to support talented Nigerian football youths. The collaboration means that we will act as advisors to selected talents from their academies in Nigeria, with the aim of placing the players in a professional club in our club network.
KIFA currently operates over 60 training centers in 36 states of Nigeria, where the goal is to develop the next generation of successful footballers. KIFA is founded by FIFA legend Nwankwo Kanu who has played with Ajax, Inter Milan, Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion, Portsmouth and the Nigeria National team. Kanu is one of the few players in the world to have won both the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup and Olympic Games. Nwankwo Kanu is also the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is considered one of the best players in African football history. Through this collaboration, we will be given a unique opportunity to find talented players in Africa's leading football nation Nigeria.
- Our business is now in an expansive phase and where Nexar Football, with its experience, knowledge and understanding of Nigerian football in combination with its international football network, will be an important partner in internationalizing KIFA and helping to place our best players in an international market , says Dapo Ajibade, CEO of KIFA.
- KIFA looks forward to helping African football talent develop and succeed in FOOTBALL DREAMZ, says Nwankwo Kanu.
Nwankwo Kanu will also participate in FOOTBALL DREAMZ acting as mentor to the players.
We have signed a cooperation agreement with football legend Anders Limpár. Anders will participate in the company's Advisory Board and participate in upcoming production of the company's concept Football Dreamz.
Anders Limpár will add important football skills with his extensive international experience of professional play in several leading football leagues, and for ten years he has represented the Swedish National team in several European Championships and World Cup playoffs.
- I look forward to being a part of Nexar Football and to actively working on developing the Football Dreamz format which I believe has great potential. Also, from my experience, I want to help and develop individual players who have a great potential with the goal of preparing the players in the best way in their quest to become professional players. I have played and worked with football for so many years and want to continue to find new interesting projects and fun challenges in football and to then have the opportunity to become a part of Nexar Football feels both inspiring and fun, says Anders Limpár.
During a week in late October and beginning of November we produced and recorded material for an up-coming pilot episode of FOOTBALL DREAMZ. We invited twelve talents to El Campelo in Spain were the recordings took place together with highly qualified coaches and former professional football players, such as Anders Limpár and John Fashanu. The material recorded during this week will be used in the sell-in to different media companies and potential collaborators and will also be used later on in public for the marketing of the first season of FOOTBALL DREAMZ.