The APC national leader gave his support to the project at a short ceremony in his Ikoyi, Lagos home on Monday.
The programme, an initiative of Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, is for kids across Africa aged 12 to 16.
"We regard you as a family member of this house. I support initiatives like yours in art, culture, music and other areas. So, I will commit myself to this, for you to even inspire the nation more. I’m proud of you,” Tinubu stated.
Seyi Akinwumi (left), Bola Tinubu and John Obi Mikel when the midfielder visited the ex-governor to solicit support for project “Nigeria’s Next Football Superstar”
Also speaking at the event, Mikel said having tasted life on the streets, the essence of the project was to use football to take kids off the streets and help them realise their dreams as world-class footballers.
The event will take place in three countries namely Nigeria, South Africa and Algeria, with each country holding three different trials in three cities.
In Nigeria, the trials will take place in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt. Each country will have five winners, with the 15 reduced to nine players, who will be given an opportunity to have trials with a top English club. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇