By Alozie Uzoukwu
The long awaited weekend is here as young football talents meet ex international superstar footballers amid top Nollywood showcase laced with superlative performances by selected Nigerian music icons.
Yes Bauchi will be on fire officially this weekend June 26 to 27 as the Engineer Noah Dallaji Legacy Project Football Talent Hunt kicks off with the full support of Ghana legend Stephen Appiah and El Hadji Diouf of Senegal.
Other stars include Nigerian internationals Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Daniel Amokachi, Austin Eguavoen, Emmanuel Babayaro, Tijani Babangida among others.
It’ll be the culmination of many weeks of detailed planning by several committees chaired by Engr. Dallaji and of course the beginning of greater things to happen to Nigeria and international football with the successful hosting of the 2nd edition of the African Children’s Talent Discovery Foundation’s, ACTDF talent hunt and mentoring programme.
The programme dubbed Engr. Noah Dallaji Legacy Project will see talents between ages 16 and 18 years who would be discovered and mentored by big names in Africa’s soccer history.
The Chairman of the foundation, Engr. Noah Dallaji said, “It is important to develop the natural talent of youths in order to maximize opportunities for a purposeful life,”
“Every man has something in him that can be activated and be useful in life. So you must try and discover why you came into this world and begin to be useful not only to ourselves but for the greater good of society,” he added.
PSquare will lead other top musicians to perform at the talent showcase.
Delayed broadcast of the Noah Dallaji Legacy Project Football Talent Hunt will be on Supersport and other selected television channels on terrestrial and satellite.
You can also catch the livestream action packed talent hunt on actdf.org on instagram, facebook and other social media .
So, where would you rather be this weekend than in beautiful Bauchi, the home of Yankari Game Reserve and Engineer Noah Dallaji, the new pillar of sports in Africa.