A prominent beach football coach, Angelo Shirinzi has started a process that could turn around the sport in Nigeria, courtesy of the grassroots initiative of Copa Lagos organized by Kinetic Sport.
Managing Director of Kinetic Sports, organisers of COPA Lagos, Samson Adamu, at the weekend revealed that Takwa Bay and Badagry Beach were some of the places the coach visited to look for talents.
He explained that Schirinzi has gone round six centres in Lagos in search of fresh talents for the forthcoming Copa Lagos slated to take place between December 8 and 10 at the Eko Atlantic.
Schirinzi, who lead Tahiti to the win silver at the last edition of Beach Football World Cup, said he was impressed with the talents in Nigeria.
“I was amazed to see many talented players in Lagos. Over 300 of them were brought together and I picked 23 who will be prepared for about 10 days before the Club Challenge at Copa Lagos,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kinetic Sports has also lined up activities including its Corporate Social Responsibility event, tagged ‘Clean the Beach,’ which is aimed at conserving the beach, encouraging cleanliness in the environment and preserving marine life.