Hibs run rule over midfield pair as players hope to impress during trial spell

Hibs have taken two midfielders on trial who are hoping to impress the Easter Road coaching staff.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 1:42 pm
A general view of Easter Road stadium
A general view of Easter Road stadium

Kanayo Megwa, who is part of the respected Football Academy at Brooke House College international school in Market Harborough and Ilesanmi Oluwaseun, a recent graduate from the school, have already spent a week in Edinburgh as the club casts an eye over the pair.

Megwa has already had trials with Accrington Stanley, Forest Green Rovers, Watford, and West Bromwich Albion and was scouted by Chelsea and Spurs as a child, while Oluwaseun impressed during trials in his native Nigeria under the watchful eye of former Super Eagles internationalist and 1996 Olympic gold medallist Dosu Joseph, winning a scholarship to the Academy.

He has collected a clutch of awards since joining Brooke House, including the Under-16 Players’ Player of the Year for the 2018/19 season.

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The pair gained extensive experience playing for the college team against other independent schools and local clubs. Megwa and Oluwaseun are unlikely to be viewed as first-team options if they impress during their trial spell, but rather prospects who can be further developed at East Mains.

Brooke House College Football Academy

Founded in 2008, the Football Academy currently has more than 150 players aged 11 to 19, with 21 graduates securing professional football careers at the likes of Turkish giants Galatasaray, Genk in Belgium, Gefle IF in Sweden, and Spanish side Leganes, while Dunfermline forward and former Hearts youngster Nikolay Todorov graduated from the Academy prior to joining Nottingham Forest.

Former Leicester City and Brighton boss Micky Adams is currently the Technical Director of the Academy, with players combining studies with football as part of the programme.

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