Phoenix Athletics Sports Club Ado-Ekiti Nigeria and SGFC Eagles Maryland – USA have announced a strategic and comprehensive partnership, the first of its kind, that will offer players a pathway to success in Football both in Nigeria and the United States.
The Professionally run football club with emphasis on youth football club in Nigeria and professional soccer club based in Maryland USA that competes in American Soccer League following 2017 ASL expansion will come together to exchange talent, allowing young players to experience different coaching styles, Exchange of Knowledge and Ideas and Capacity building to enhance personal development.
The General Manager of SGFC Eagles, Paul Akinrimisi, describes the partnership as one that would be mutually beneficial to both clubs. Adding that the management of his team are delighted to go into partnership with Phoenix ASC, a team he calls, a ”farm filled with incredible young soccer talents.”
“Our intention from the beginning has been supporting the existing development of players. For us Phoenix Athletic Sports Club is the ideal partner” to help develop national team players and create opportunities for the youngsters to gain global recognition and become a super star in the nearest future.
Bayo Olanlege, General Manager of Phoenix ASC in his statement says “We are thrilled to join SGFC Eagles Football Club in this groundbreaking collaboration and historic and would also help the growth of Nigerian Football,”One of our primary goals is to develop or players and reach out to football clubs that compete at the highest level on a global scale.
This unprecedented partnership with a club in the United States marks a significant step towards our aims and objectives, and we look forward to working closely with the outstanding leadership at SGFC Eagles”.
” We are happy with this partnership. It is a partnership with a club run by astute professionals, who are goals oriented. “This is a unique alliance between two historic teams at the forefront of youth development,”
“We are proud to announce this partnership with SGFC Eagles, and working with the club at this level will complement the extensive grassroots infrastructure we have create over the last few years in Nigeria,” he enthused confidently.
Meanwhile, the legal departments of both clubs are expected to complete the legal framework of the partnership in a few days.