Teenagers will train in the next two seasons with the desire to have at least a professional contract with the Hornets.
The English Premier League Watford has awarded scholarships to two young Englishmen of Nigerian descent, Darren Anahoro-Marx and Toby Adimo.
Both are among 13 academy players selected to train with the Hornets – which could help them get their first professional contract.
“Watford FC 13 Academy is pleased to announce the awarding of scholarships to the players,” the club said in a statement.
“The prospective teens will spend the next two seasons with the club in a development program that will see them gain nationally recognized qualifications through a wide range of football and education programs.”
Under the coaching of Head of Technical Development Jimmy Gallagher and Academy Director Richard Johnson, the selected players will be part of the U18 and U23 programs, and will work toward a professional contract on Vicarage Road in 2023.
Enhoro-Marx joined the team from Stoke City and revealed his intentions to reach the ‘next level’.
“It was tough during the lockdown so this is really good news and I’m very happy,” he was quoted as saying. Club website.
“I’ve been at Stoke and I need to change what I need, and I think with the help of these facilities and coaches I can really improve here, and I can go to the next level.”
In the same desolation, Adimo, the striker, expressed his happiness – while he hoped to avenge his parents’ sacrifices.
“I’m more than the moon, getting a scholarship to a beautiful club like Watford is a dream come true,” he said.
“It’s a club for me and this place means a lot to me. I’ve enjoyed my football here and I just want to kick in and pay for their sacrifices on behalf of my parents.
If the pair arrives in Excel 2023, they will be given their first contract – in which they will see an increase in the number of African stars in the English Elite Division.
As it stands, 10 African players are part of the first team of the Hertfordshire-based organization.
He is Jeremy Nagakia [Congo], William Trust – Ekong [Nigeria], And Adam Messina [Morocco].
Others include Isaac Success [Nigeria], Emmanuel Dennis [Nigeria], قوادو باہ [Ghana], Joseph Hangbo [Nigeria], Imran Loza [Nigeria], Tom Daley-Bashir [Nigeria], And Ismaili Sir [Nigeria].