Ronaldo, Henry to grace Kanu Soccer Academy summer camp


World football legends Ronaldo de Lima, Thiery Henry are among the top stars who will be part of the Residential Soccer Camp put together by the Kanu Soccer Academy billed for Canada later this year.

The Arsenal cult hero who played alongside Ronaldo and Thiery Heanry at Inter Milan and Arsenal respectively on Thursday unveiled another initiative aimed at helping young Nigerians live their dreams in one of the world’s most popular sports.

Beginning from August, kids from all over the globe between the ages of 11 to 18 will converge in Alliston – ON, Toronto, Canada for the inaugural edition of the Residential Soccer Camp put together by the Kanu Soccer Academy.

The camp will see kids from Asia, Europe and America join their African counterparts go through intensive soccer training, moral and educational lessons from the African legend himself and a host of other notable names like Ronaldo, Henry, Dennis Bergkham and Patrick Viera to mention a few.

Giving an insight as to what the kids stand to benefit from the Soccer summer camp, the program coordinator Abi Goodman in a chat with said;

“First of all i would like to say kudos to Kanu Nwankwo for yet another initiative that will help change the lives of young people around the world. We already know what he is doing with his heart foundation and so to be part of the Soccer Camp project is an opportunity i am really excited about.

“The Kanu Soccer Camp is aimed at affording kids between ages 11-18 the opportunity to experience modern soccer facilities, interact with other kids with different upbringings and background and most importantly have the platform to exhibit their talents and perhaps pursue a career in football.

“One of the most important question we have entertained during our last trip to the UK where our kids faced the likes of Arsenal and Crystal Palace was on the issue of safety..

“I’d like to state that we have put together a trained team of personnel who take it upon themselves to ensure the security and safety of the kids throughout their stay in Canada.” Abi stated.

The Kanu Soccer summer camp cost £6,000 per child but according to the Abi, “We are working are working on getting corporate sponsors which would go a long way in helping us subsidize for talents whose parents lack the financial ability to sponsor.”