Benin Warriors Face Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s Club In High Profile Friendly After Launch Of Retro Lemon Jersey Sponsored By Starzee Movement

By Daily Sports on November 7, 2019

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One of Edo State’s top grassroots clubs Benin Warriors FC of Benin City are continuing in their efforts of properly branding the club with the main aim of developing young players and delivering them to professional football.

Towards this end, the club has been intensifying efforts in the training of the players while carefully making sure the youngsters are well guided through the 4 main different levels of the development of players which are the technical, physical, tactical and mental levels.

Also the team has unveiled a new retro Jersey kit with beautiful and well textured lemon top and black shorts.

"The Jersey hearkens back in design and colors to the ones the team wore to win several high profile matches and trophies in the early years of its formation and we hope that it will help inspire the current crop of players to win more", says Rex Roy Bob a coach of Benin Warriors.

The kit sponsor is Starzee Movement (the name is in front of the shirts of the jerseys) a thriving business conglomerate that runs the gamut of fashion design to music production.

On Friday November 8 morning, Benin Warriors will be guests of Yak FC an academy owned by former Super Eagles international striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni in a tasty friendly fixture at the Emotan Grammar school pitch in Benin city.

Both clubs have a slew of young, promising and very skillful players and going to be involved in several upcoming local and national tournaments as well as big trial matches of European clubs.

Later this month, for example, Benin Warriors will take part in the Bayern Youth Cup competition being organised to source for quality players under the ages of 15-16 for the German giants.

“Bayern Munich are one of the best known and widely followed clubs in world club football and getting the club to take a look at your players with a view to possibly signing them is a big deal to every youth club. We are certainly taking the program seriously and we hope our young Warriors will give a good account of themselves,” Bob said.

Strikers Courage Aigbangbee and Osazee Stevens, midfielders Rukewe Sagay, Victor Perry and Kingsley Idahosa as well as captain and rock solid defender Larry Eguavoen are some of the youngsters who are catching the attention of fans of the club with their remarkable improvements.

The work of improving the quality of the Benin Warriors players does not stop in the pitch alone. The management of the club are working aggressively to advice the players and their guardians on the issue of proper players representations. 

As the players make improvements, the pressure from different quarters, from other grassroots clubs looking to lure them away and from agents of different shades becomes higher. Some of these suitors are much more interested in what they can gain from the players than behaving responsibly to put the best interests of the players and their parent clubs at heart.

 Benin Warriors owe their players a responsibility to help ensure they are guided on issues like these so they don’t fall victims to wrong people.

As well, Benin Warriors are well aware of protecting its own business interests in the areas of training compensation and solidarity mechanisms in the event that players who have been developed by the club turn professional.

The club is keeping a solid data base of regarding the training costs of developing players as well as the history of each player that it has trained and developed. 

“At Benin Warriors we take the proper documentation of our players seriously. We have a good record of what we have done over the years, statistics on each player groomed and parent consent agreements that show proofs of our roles in developing players here. Also we have an NFF-licenced agency that acts on our behalf on issues regarding the status of players developed here and on all matters of players transfer,” Israel Ekewe, another coach of Benin Warriors explains.

PHOTO: Benin Warriors captain Larry Eguavoen with the club’s new retro lemon shirt. To his left is coach Israel Ekewe.

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 7, 2019


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