[PHOTOS]: Super Eagles legend and LALIGA Talks inspire next generation in Lagos

LALIGA Talks with Super Eagles legend, Mutiu Adepoju, the headmaster. (Photo Credit: Agentduwem)

[PHOTOS]: Super Eagles legend and LALIGA Talks inspire next generation in Lagos

Izuchukwu Akawor 15:23 - 08.02.2024

The Spanish league LALIGA via its Lagos office spent time with academy boys to educate them about football.

LALIGA recently held one of its grassroots initiatives, LaLiga Talks, with children at Dolphin Estate in Lagos State, Nigeria. 

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that the event aimed to educate and inspire youth to develop teamwork, character and skills to succeed on and off the pitch had Super Eagles legend. Mutiu Adepoju, aka Headmaster.

LALIGA and Next Generation

The well-attended initiatives also had in attendance Super Eagles legend Mutiu Adepoju, who is a LALIGA Ambassador and LALIGA delegate, global network and country manager for Nigeria and Ghana, Desmond Chiji.

Speaking on the initiative, Chiji shed light on the idea behind the Spanish league’s decision to engage players in the grassroots.

Desmond Chiji speaking to the kids during the event.
Desmond Chiji speaking to the kids during the event. (Photo Credit: Agentduwem)

"It's just a simple LaLiga Talks,” Chiji told Pulse Sports. “We are here to talk to the kids, inspire, teach and encourage them - because football as we know it is a team sport."

LaLiga already has a youth partnership with the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, but unlike the U15 Promises, this specific event is focused on building awareness and knowledge through direct engagement with academies and schools.

Nigerian legend and LaLiga ambassador, Mutiu Adepoju. (Photo Credit: Agentduwem)

"Our idea on the grassroots level is to continue to build that level to begin to educate them so that by the time they get to the level that they want to perform they would have a lot of information they'd be able to use in their development as football players even as human beings as well," he added.

Through LaLiga Talks, the organisers hope to develop well-rounded players and impart life lessons that will help Nigeria's youth on and off the field. 

A cross section of kids at the LALIGA Talks. (Photo Credit: Agentduwem)

By investing in the next generation, LaLiga aims to continue strengthening its football's foundations in the country.

More images from the LALIGA Talks

The kids showcasing their skills during the game. (Photo Credit: Agentduwem)
LALIGA Talks gave out goody packs to outstanding performers on the day. (Photo Credit: Agentduwem)
(Photo Credit: Agentduwem)
Super Eagles legend Adepoju had a moment with the kids. (Photo Credit: Agentduwem)

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