The second edition of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL)-LaLiga coaching clinic for clubs’ youth coaches has begun in Abuja.

The coaching clinic is designed to train coaches on how to properly develop and manage young talents using the LaLiga philosophy and methods.

The five-day clinic with about 40 youth coaches in attendance is holding at the National Stadium, Abuja and it will run till Sunday.

It officially precedes the NPFL Under-15 Promises Tournament which is scheduled to start in April across different locations in Nigeria.

Present at the opening ceremony were League Management Company (LMC) Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar; Assistant Technical Director, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Siji Lagunju; LaLiga Country Manager in Nigeria, Javier del Rio; LaLiga Ambassador, Mutiu Adepoju; and LaLiga coaching instructors, Luciano Martel Santana and Antonio Alvarez.

Speaking at the event inside the Media Centre of the Abuja National Stadium, LMC Chief Operating Officer, Abubakar said: “We are excited to kick off the second edition of the coaching clinic. Last year’s edition was a huge success.

"Today marks another great day in our partnership with LaLiga, as they are the best league in the world, and we too aspire to be the best."

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