Inter Coach Jose Mourinho Visits Nigeria Next Month

The flamboyant coach will be in Nigeria as part of activities to promote youth football development in the country...

Inter Milan championship-winning coach, Jose Mourinho, is billed to visit Nigeria between July 3 to 6.

'The Special One' Mourinho will be a guest of the Kwara Football Academy (KFA) Ilorin in north-central Nigeria.

According to organisers of this visit, Mourinho comes at a time of a massive re-organisation of the KFA, which is aimed at becoming a final destination for youth football development in Nigeria.

Mourinho gave Nigerian youngster Mikel John Obi his breakthrough in the English Premier League during his time at Chelsea, and the burgeoning midfielder recently enjoyed a good season with the Blues deputising for long-term absentee Michael Essien.

The academy has played host to several top football personalities including the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issah Hayatou.

The KFA is owned by the Kwara State Government while former Nigeria World Cup coach, Clemens Westerhof, is its technical director.


Samm Audu, Goal.com