A panel of judges from Arsenal Football Club and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit have selected six coaches - including one Nigerian - from across Africa as finalists in their new Future Stars coaching progamme.
These final six coaches will now compete in a public vote on futurestars.worldremit.com for the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Soccer Schools in London - fully sponsored by WorldRemit.
The finalists facing a public vote are: Shola John Adegun from Lagos, Nigeria, Ahmed Ali from Hargeisa, Somaliland, Hamisi Mohamed from Nairobi, Kenya, Innocent Yeboah-Num from Abease, Ghana, Tersia Davids from Cape Town, South Africa, Titus Tongesai Sanangurai from Harare, Zimbabwe.
The programme was designed to recognise and reward the valuable contributions of youth coaches to their local community and has already granted Arsenal replica shirts to over 500 kids whose coaches were shortlisted for the programme by the judging panel.
WorldRemit has filmed the finalists during their coaching sessions and the videos will be shown on the Future Stars website, where members of the public can vote for their preferred candidate. Voting on futurestars.worldremit.com will open on September 28.
“Our business is all about helping our customers’ financial support for their community to go further,” Andrew Stewart, Managing Director Middle East & Africa at WorldRemit said.