A child's greatness is the pride of any parent. So as a parent, your duty is to work on your child’s technical skill at home, I bet you will be amazed at the level of improvement in your son's skills. Are you against your child pursuing desired career? It is very possible to merge academic education with your interest and love for sports; do you know your child can become a soccer superstar in the future? In life what counts is your passion and attitude towards something results into talent. Read On
Professionals are not born that way but are made through hours of play, practice, training, discipline, focus, teamwork and exposure. In recent times most Football Academies now combine high school education and soccer to reach their full potentials. As parents, you owe your child the obligation of helping them do their homework. You could enquire from your child to find out his interest, what makes him or her happy. If soccer, basketball, music etc. was all he knew and the only thing that brings him happiness, then try to make it happen by being there as a guide and help make that dream become a reality. By doing this, the bond between you and your child becomes stronger.
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ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD WITH LOVE
Children love gentle spoken words, encourage them to use their gifts with all enthusiasm. Correct them with love, no pressure and no judgment.
Did you have fun? I’m proud of you. “I love to watch you play.” I love you
Do you know football is a lucrative job? This days footballers earn high are rich.
BELOW ARE GRADUATES YET PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS, YOU TOO CAN MAKE IT
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- Late Sam Okparaji – Medical Doctor
- Taiwo Awoniyi
- Juan Mata – Is a medical doctor and a professional footballer
Several Football Academies established in Nigeria has been established to raise quality players for the under 16 up to under 21 national teams in Nigeria. These Football Academies are built to meet world class facilities and qualified mangers; Football has become business for sports managers to establish international relationship with Professional Football Clubs in the (transfer of players) transfer market for profit making. Below is a list of a few football academies here in Nigeria.
LIST OF STANDARD FOOTBALL ACADEMIES IN NIGERIA
Papilo Football Academy (PNKFA): Founded in 2001 by Ex Nigerian Footballer Nwakwo Kanu (Papilo). The academy is open to Under 15, under 17, under 19 students.
Contact: +234 803 777 9697. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pepsi Football Academy (PFA): Established and owned by Pepsi, this academy raised one of Nigerians best midfielder - Mikel Obi. Pepsi Academy headquarters is situated in Lagos at Agege Stadium, Pepsi Academy has a private owned School of International standard but with our Nigeria secondary school curriculum at 4 Sagamu/ Abeokuta Expressway Orile-Imo, Ogun State. Presently Pepsi Academy now has 14 centers across the country and has over 3000 students.
For more info click >>> List of Pepsi Football Academy Centres in Nigeria
Abuja Football College (AFC): Founded in the year 2012 by FIFA Licensed instructor Gabriel Newton in the company of Haruna Abba. The Academy runs American Educational Curriculum and affiliated to a college Wendy Cameron manages as the principal.
For more info click>>> Contact Abuja Football College here
Kwara State Football Academy (KWFA): Is a creative idea of former governor of Kwara State Dr. Bukola Saraki. The academy which commenced operations in 2005, It runs a combination of British and Nigeria educational curriculum and managed by a Swedish technical director, Paul Ashwonth. The academy also has former Nigeria International footballers with coaching certificates as coaches.
The academy is situated in Ilorin and admits students from ages 13 – 21 years. Kwara State Football Academy facility is of world class standard, the hostel can accommodate about 200 students, 4 standard pitches, a gymnasium, 3 blocks of 27 classrooms and a medical center.
For more info click>>> Kwara State Football Academy
Midas Soccer Academy: Established in November 2006 to raise potential world class football players within Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The Academy is built to standard and affiliated with the Nigeria Football Federation. Admission is open all year round and they provide accommodation for players from all over Nigeria.
For more info click >>> www.midasfootballacademy.com
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