Gambian-born Cherno Samba believes there are loads of top football talents in Africa, but they need the right club where they can develop to fully realize their God-given potential.
While speaking to journalists at the ongoing enthralling SPOCS 4-day Scouting Tournament at the state of the art Remo Stars stadium at Ikenne, Ogun State, the ex- footballer turned scout, opined that the talents of African players is not in doubt or questionable but when not in the right club whe
re they can be nurtured this may end as a mirage.
“Africa is got loads of top class talents, who’s got great skills, strong presence and physicality but they need to be well guided in the right club where they can develop to realize their full potentials
“The talents of many of these African players is not in doubt but if not properly nurtured they may not blossom as expected.
“What we have seen here in Nigeria reconfirms this and I can tell you that
this country is blessed with abundant talents.
“As we are watching many of these young talents doing their thing, I can see many future Okochas and Kanus, he said.
Speaking further, Cherno stated that the future is indeed really bright for Nigeria but the players need to keep working hard and being placed in the right clubs to ensure they continue to improve and develop.
“Nigeria experienced a sort of a dip after Okocha and Kanu but with what the likes of Osimhen, Boniface, Orban, Awoniyi are doing currently in Europe Nigeria is obviously back on the ascendency again, he stated.
The Scouting Tournament has been a kind of football festival of sort and the visiting agents said they are impressed with what they have seen.
“I think we have seen some real top class talents here that can hold their own in Europe.
“They have got the potential and abilities and with the right guidance I think they can come through.
“A couple of others aren’t finished articles yet but they can be nurtured he explained.
The tournament will end Thursday October 5.