The Glentoran-Insaka Academy players have been invited to the Nigeria U17 International Training Camp in Abuja. Known as the Super Eaglets, the U17 teams hold the record for FIFA World Cup wins with a large number of players coming through the ranks to senior Super Eagle status.This is a big breakthrough for the academy that has been operating for the last four years under the Director of Football, James Igwilo.
The Abia State based outfit with over forty new recruits for the 2021 edition are currently going through their paces under the supervision of James and three coaches with back-up technical support from Stafford Reynolds in Belfast and Ken Mc Cue in Dublin. Ken is a brother of former Glenman, Harry Mc Cue and is a Cultural Planner with Sport Against Racism Ireland. Once Coach Igwilo returns to Dublin, he will reconnect with his colleague, Zuby Ufoh to re-establish the successful Insaka-Glentoran Academy in Blanchardstown, Dublin.
The academy will combine with the Titans Athletic club, established by former Insaka-Glentoran player, Isreal Ibeanu and other sports and cultural initiatives to help repair fractures in this large multi-cultural Working Class community following the violent death of another former Insaka-Glentoran player, George Nkencho. For more information visit: www.insakaireland.org.