In the vast and diverse landscape of African football, where passion and talent collide, there is are unsung heroes – the football scouts. These individuals play a crucial role in identifying and nurturing young talents, paving the way for them to make their mark on the global stage. Among them is Alajemba Joseph Chidubem, a seasoned football scout whose keen eye and dedication is earning him recognition globally.
Born and raised in Nigeria, Chidubem’s journey into football scouting began with his deep love for the round leather game. His enthusiasm for football right from childhood allowed him to understand the nuances of African football and the untapped potential within the continent. Soon, he realized that many talented players in remote areas lacked exposure and opportunities to showcase their skills.
Armed with determination and a passion for discovering raw talent, Chidubem set out on a mission to bridge the gap between the hidden gems of African football and the global footballing scene. His first-hand experience in the local football community, coupled with an extensive network of contacts, allowed him to build a reputation as a reliable and insightful scout.
He has worked with many clubs across Europe to discover talents. Namely: Hamburg, Frankfurt, FC Copenhagen Bayern Munich, FC Zurich, AC Milan Roma and a host of others.
Elijah Addah from Ghana and Victor Matheus from Finland are some of the notable players that were discovered by Chidubem are Victor Matheus from Finland, Elijah Addah from Ghana and Chigozie Domans who once played for AC kajaani in Finland.
One of Chidubem’s key strengths lies in his ability to scout players from regions that are often overlooked by major football academies and clubs. His travels take him to remote villages and towns, where he watches local matches, engages with communities, and identifies young players with exceptional potential. Chidubem understands that talent is not confined to urban centers, and he actively seeks out players who might otherwise go unnoticed.