Talent identification development and management is to be taken to a new level in Africa, Integral and Family & Football in partnership with Germany international and Arsenal forward Mesut Ozil have announced.
The new joint venture is aimed at augmenting talent hunt efforts in the Africa continent which has been described as fertile ground for budding talents who can make a huge difference with the needed push.
The outfit believes it is possible to discover more of the likes of Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu among others who left their feet on the sands of history of international football.
Family and football founder Erkut Sogut said, “Nigeria, Africa and Integral are strategic partners for us. We believe in their potential. And with Integral we will showcase African footballers in a different way because they deserve it. The continent deserves it. It has some of the best talents I have ever seen like Jay – Jay Okocha, Kanu and many more like them. But our ties extend beyond football. I am passionate about education and I see the quality of people here; desirous of learning, of leaving a positive impact in the world. So together (with Integral) we will support them with our work”.
Managing Director of Integral Abimbola Ilo expressed optimism that the new partnership will boost talent hunt and offer opportunity to up and coming players.
“We are extremely excited to be working fully now with Erkut and his team, joining forces together to become an even more dominant force in football representation and management.
Importantly the scope of the joint venture extends beyond just the representation side of things and involves education and charity too which are equally important to us,” he revealed.