Promise Bernard, prolific hat-trick goal scorer for TCCG FC against First Bank FC at the just concluded Nationwide Division One League is among the players called by Isah Ladan Bosso, Head Coach of Nigeria’s U20 Team.
Information obtained by Ikorodu News Network (INN) from TCCG’s camp on the 10th of January 2023, revealed that Promise was shortlisted among 35 players, invited to resume camping in Abuja on Monday 9th January, as trials for the 2023 Africa U20 Cup of Nations started in earnest.
Seven-time champions Nigeria will battle with host nations, Egypt, Senegal and Mozambique in Group A of the 12-nation tournament taking place in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria and Ismailia, from 19th February – 11th March.
Uganda, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Congo are in Group B, while The Gambia, Tunisia, Benin Republic and Zambia will slot it out in Group C.
All four semi-finalists at the championship will fly Africa’s flag at this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup.
Goalkeeper Nathaniel Nwosu, who is also a number one choice for the Olympic Eagles, is at the top of the roster alongside midfielder Daniel Daga and forward Promise Bernard.
Training sessions began on Monday as Bosso looks to pick his final squad for the tournament that also serves as the qualifying tournament for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Indonesia.
Speaking on the favourable news, Bishop Festus Olufemi Omomajemu, founder of TCCG FC explained that the request of Promise Bernard by Ladan Bosso into the U20 camp was amassed with elation and enthusiasm, as it can only be a stepping stone for the soaring soccer star.
According to Bishop Omomajemu, “It is the dream of every football player to get to their promise land to fulfil their destiny in life, and we give God all the glory for the positive career adventure of Promise Bernard, whose a fantastic player”.
Bishop Omomajemu further explained that TCCG FC partnered with FAME FC, through which Promise Bernard was slotted for the official invite.
He continued, “We convened rooms to partner with private clubs that provide comparable vision like us towards building a better future for our youths, that’s how Promise Bernard got linked to FAME FC, but at the end of the day, it is all for the same goal”.
“Lending players additional lanes to project their ambitions is what we’re all about, the synergy between the clubs is to make our players see themselves climbing up freely, which Promise has experienced up to this point of his career”.
“Just like Promise, we also have a lot of other talented players on our roaster, we manage them, and sometimes we give them out to other prolific managers to help boost their careers”.
“We’re similarly gazing at earshot big news from our boys at the U17 category as well” Bishop Omomajemu amplified.
Established in 2020 to erect livelihood direction for youths across Nigeria, TCCG FC, also known as Omomajemu Boys has been instrumental in moulding optimistic aspirations for youths across Lagos State and Nigeria in widespread.
The Ikorodu-based club, under the management of its founder, Bishop Festus Olufemi Otusanya recognised generally as Omomajemu, has transformed the lives of striving soccer players, offering them opportunities to play in the Nigerian National leagues, Travelling Abroad to enlist International football clubs etc.
ALL THE INVITED PLAYERS:
Goalkeepers: Nathaniel Nwosu (Water FC); Chijioke Anigboso (Giant Brillars); Saheed Akanbi (Adoration FC); John Otunbulon (Mavloon FC)
Defenders: Benjamin Frederick (Nasarawa FC); Adedoyin Odole (36 Lions); Daniel Bamaiyi (YumYum FC); Femi Abubakar (Madiba FC); Nathaniel Tambe (Box2Box FC); Solomon Agbalaka (Broad City); Aminu Yusuf (Lobi Stars); Hassan Shaibu (Smart City); Augustine Njoku (Abia Warriors)
Midfielders: Daniel Daga (Dakkada FC); Ogbelu Onoche (Nasarawa United); Frederick Godwin (City FC); Jonathan Nicholas (Simoiben FC); Muhammad Aminu (Mailantarki FC); Shatima Umar; Abdulrahman Adam (Mahaniam FC); Caleb Ochedikwu (Mavloon FC); Ibrahim Yahaya (Mailatarki FC); Bilyaminu Musa (Mailafia FC); Musa Usman (Mailatarki (FC)