Aiyegbeni, Olofinjana to mentor NPFL Youth League players

Some former Super Eagles players are in Benin to encourage and provide mentorship to players of the clubs participating in the maiden NPFL Youth League.

At a brief unveiling ceremony at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium during the opening ceremony of the finals on Sunday, NPFL Chairman, Gbenga Elegbeleye, said the mentorship idea is to provide professional role models who would deploy their experience to nurture the young talents to stardom.

The mentors, who have been named the NPFL Youth League Ambassadors, are Ex Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough star, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Ex Wolvehampton Wanderers of England midfielder, Seyi Olofinjana, former Super Eagles captain, Austin Eguavoen and former Super Eagles player, Patrick Pascal.

Elegbeleye tasked the quartet to use their influence in the round leather game to help discover, nurture and mentor the next generation of stars at the youth league.

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