The Management of Katsina United Football Club has invited 120 indigenous players across 34 local government areas of the state for talent hunt and screening.

The spokesperson of the club, Mr Nasir Gide, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Katsina.

According to him, the screening is scheduled to hold between Sept. 28, Oct. 6 at Muhammadu Dikko Stadium Katsina.

He explained that participants were expected to arrive at the venue by 10 a.m on Wednesday.

“The exercise is meant to revamp the team and also to give more chances and playing time to the home based players.” he said.

According to him, the club’s Director of Football Development, Mr Saleh Yusuf, said the slots for the players were given, depending on the profession of the active football teams in the local governments areas.

“Katsina local government, being the centre, carried 20 slots with some of the players from the Junior Katsina United FC.

“The director stated that feeding and accommodations will be provided to all the invited players.

“The invited players are therefore urged to exhibit sportsmanship and discipline during the screening and assured that fairness and just consideration will be done to whoever deserves to be registered with the club.

“The management expressed gratitude to the state sports Commissioner, Dr Bishir Gambo-Saulawa, for giving the state home based players a chance to exhibit their talents.”

Gide reported Yusuf as saying this would greatly improve the performance of the players and the development of football in general. (NAN)