By Femi Atolagbe
The management of Sunshine Queens Football of Akure has discovered a new talented goalkeeper, Itunu Felicia Agbeni.
The 15 -year old Community Grammar School Zion Pepe student was discovered during a Testimonial Match between Sunshine Queens FC and BeMore girls played at the Mabest Academy pitch, in Akure, venue of the 2023 Summer bootcamp 4girlsnaija.
The Team Manager of Sunshine Queens, Kehinde Odogun in a chat with newsmen, said Agbeni is a potential star that will make the state and the country proud in future if well nurtured.
He added that there are lots of talented players among the BEMORE girls, saying Agbeni was just extraordinary good between the sticks in the testimonial match.
He said: “She is still a young girl, we will be monitoring her and encourage her to start training with Sunshine Queens FC, while we will keep our eyes on others.”
“This is not the first time we are discovering young players like this, we have many upcoming talents discovered at the grassroot in the team, about eight of them were part of the team to the just concluded Nigeria Women Football championship playoffs”.
” It’s part of the” catch them young” policy of the current administration, we are pleading with parents, guidance to allow their children to participate in any sports of their choice and not necessarily football alone.”
“We commend the Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, for providing a platform for the girls to showcase their talents.”