By Amaechi Agbo
Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has expressed joy in seeing talented local Nigeria players fulfil their dreams of playing in Europe as Obi Martins and Samuel Obaleh have completed their transfer to his club in Spain.
Omeruo who plied his trade with Spanish Segunda club, Leganes in the division 2 thanked God and his former U-19 Coach, Samule Abimbola for their suport.
Speaking at the ongoing screening programme for this academy, Omeruor Football Academy in Gwarinpa Abuja on Thursday, the former Chelsea defender was grateful t God for His grace adding that his priority is to put smile on the faces of talented nigerian footballers in the best way possible he can.
Omeruo stated that giving young boys the platform to realise their dream of playing professional football gladdened his heart and promises to use his academy to help discover talents for Nigeria.
“It is a thing of joy seeing my dream coming to reality. I am more happy when my academy facilitated signing of two players (Obi Martins and Samuel Obaleh) to my club, Leganes.
“I will like to add that seeing players from my academy playing for the national team will make me a fulfilled man after my retirement from football. Giving young talented players such platform will help reduce crimes rate, help players take good care of their family and more importantly, takes boys off the streets and give them hope.
Kenneth Omeruo is optimistic that Leganes will return back to the Spanish La Liga next season after suffering a relegation setback last season.
“If you’ve been following our matches, you will discover that we are playing towards getting to the Last Liga, the club is doing everything to make sure that they return back to where they belong. But in football, until the end of the season, we wait tp see what happen.”