5 Apr 2019
Loughborough student Keita Orelaja scores with his popular new app Skouted
Loughborough University student, Keita Orelaja, has co-founded a free app which connects promising footballers with elite level scouts.
Kieta co-created Skouted alongside former Manchester United player Fabien Brandy, computer scientist Harjot Singh and entrepreneur Raj Sharma, during his third year spent on the Year in Enterprise scheme at Loughborough University.
The Skouted platform provides the opportunity for footballers from various levels to be scouted by simply creating a profile, which showcases their talent in action through video snippets.
Scouts can monitor, save and scan through hundreds of profiles on the database and filter search results to players’ geographical location, position and playing style. This allows scouts to evaluate a myriad of talent in the same time it would take to assess a single player.
Keita, who also plays for the University rugby side, said:
“There's a high number of talented players that can be missed by clubs and scouts due to time or geographical location. So that means a lot of players aren't able to play at the level that their talent will allow them.
“It allows lower clubs more access to a lot more talent that otherwise they may not have been able to reach because of funding.”
The Year in Enterprise scheme at Loughborough University is an option for all students interested in spending a year developing a business or charity and is run by Dr Amanda Berry at the School of Business and Economics.