In preparation for the upcoming Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Under-17 zonal playoff in Lafia, the management of Lobi Stars initiated a screening exercise on Monday, January 8, 2024, at McCarthy Stadium in Makurdi.
The purpose of the screening exercise is to identify and select the most promising young talents for participation in the inaugural edition of the competition, scheduled to take place early next month in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
Addressing a turnout of more than 50 players from various local government areas of the state, the director of Lobi Stars Under 17, Emmanuel Jekelle, assured participants of a fair and impartial selection process.
“The criteria for selection would be solely based on merit, with no room for favouritism or compromise,” he said.
Jekelle also advised the aspiring players to bring essential documents, such as their National Identification Number (NIN) and birth certificates, for the screening process.