Saint Lagos Football Academy has signed a partnership deal with the English Premier League side, Southampton Football Club to help nurture the next big star in Nigeria.

At the unveiling of the academy, Representative of the Premier League club, Mathew Sanger said their partnership with Saints Lagos will aid the growth of football in the country and give upcoming talents the chance to train at Southampton.

The two-year partnership deal meant that the English Premier League side become the club’s first International Academy affiliate club partner.

Sanger who is Southampton’s Global Development Manager explained that one of the reasons the English Premier League club are partnering Saints Lagos is their enthusiasm and the professional way of trying to achieve the same goal.

Open to aspiring youngsters from ages 6 to 14, Saints Football Academy is centered on football development, discovering the plethora of talents that are abound in Nigeria.