Football Academies In Nigeria

Football academies have emerged as a great way for young Nigerian players to get clubs abroad. The job of a football academy should be to develop the skills of young footballers, helping them to be able to compete in this sport.

But what happens when they find players who already have the skills?

Football academies in Nigeria have taken it upon themselves to market the talents of those who are ready, by helping them find clubs, primarily in Europe, but also elsewhere. This is what most players want, and it is the main reason why they seek out academies in the first place.

Football Academies In Nigeria

Buruj Football Academy

Address: 8, Adeniran Oshodi Street, Ogolonto B/Stop Ikorodu, Lagos


Notable Players: Edet Inyang (Leganes of Spain), Sunday Chinonso (Leganes of Spain)

Diamond Football Academy

Address: Bende Road, Nkata Ubeku, Umuahia 440236, Abia State.

Phone: 0806 157 1571

Notable Players: Kelechi Nwakali (Arsenal    of England, MVV of the Netherlands, VVV-Venlo of the Netherlands, Porto B…), Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal of Spain, AC Milan of Italy).

Papilo FC Academy

Address: Owerri

Phone:  07038447147, 08066108842


Taye Football Academy

Address: New Owerri, Owerri 460281, Imo State, Nigeria

Phone: 0913 540 6642

Notable Players: Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester city, Leicester City)

KHP Football Academy

Address: 89 Egbu Road, Owerri 460281, Imo state, Nigeria

Phone: 0814 978 8444

Sports University Of Nigeria

Address: Idumuje- Ugboko in Aniocha North local government area of Delta State.



Siaone Soccer Academy

Address: National stadium, Jabi, Abuja 900108, Federal Capital Territory

Phone: 0909 872 2222


Galadima Football Club

Address: Area 3 Artificial Turf Football Field, Abuja


Notable Players:

Ibrahim Saleh Yahaya (FC Zimbru Chisinau in Moldova), Sani Suleiman Abacha (Budapest Honvéd FC in Hungry), and Anas Abubakar Galadima (SFC Kalinkovo in Slovakia).

KIA Academy

Address: Plot 1176 Cadastral zone, Babafemi Ogundipe Blvd, Wuye, Abuja

Phone: 0810 649 0550

AS Roma Academy Abuja


Phone: +234915288001


Young Titans Football Club

Address: No 21, Nusa Amagbor Avenue, FO1, Kubwa, Gwarinpa 900108

Phone: 0708 776 2928

Youth Arise Football Academy

Address: 61 Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, Abuja 904101, Federal Capital Territory

Phone: 0803 379 1114


FC Ebedei

Address:  Ijebu Ode, Ogun State



Notable Players: Paul Onuachu (Midtjylland, Genk, Southampton), Ajilore Oluwafemi (FC Midtjylland of Denmark, Groningen of the Netherlands, Brøndby IF of Denmark,             Middelfart G&BK of Denmark), and Baba Collins (Midtjylland of Denmark,  Vejle of Denmark, Alania Vladikavkaz of Russia,  Dacia Chişinău of Moldova, and Ordabasy of Kazakhstan.)

Ejike Ugboaja FC

Address: Abuja


Joseph Kelachukwu, (CSM Unirea Alba Lulia FC of Romania) Gabriel Abu (Corvinul 1921 Hunedoara FC of Romania)

HB Football Academy

Address: Abuja

Notable Players: Mustapha Isah Ubandoma (Randers – Denmark)

Derby Football Academy

Address: Abuja


Notable Players:

Sidos FC

Address: Abule Egba, Lagos.


Notable Players: Akinkunmi Amoo (Hammarby IF of Sweden, Copenhagen of Denmark, Omonia of Cyprus) and Olatomi Olaniyan (OskarShams AIK of Sweden)

Midas Football Academy

Address: Gospel Camp Ground, Command Road, Ipaja, Lagos.

Phone: 0803 376 9034


Lagos Tigers Football Club

Address:  21 Biadou Street, Off Keffi St, Ikoyi, Lagos 101233

Phone: 0809 703 3911

HUI Spartans Football Academy

Address: Enugu

Pepsi Football Academy

Address: Enugu

Notable Players: John Obi Mikel, Joseph Akpala, Sunday Mba

Fanfaro Football Academy

Address: Akobo, Ibadan 200113, Oyo State, Nigeria

Phone: 0811 756 5873

Notable Players:

Lead City Football Academy

Address: The Sports Complex, Lead City University, Off Oba Otudeko Avenue, Toll Gate Area, Ibadan, Oyo State, NIGERIA.

Phone: +2349058246953

Kanu International Football Academy

Address: Several Locations Across The Country

Instagram: @kifanigeria

Lionheart Football Academy

Address: 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos 106104, Lagos

Phone: 0816 927 8867

Instagram: @lionheartfootballacademy


ASJ Football Academy

Address: Owerri, West, Eziobodo

Phone: 0803 295 9785

Notable Players: Chukwudi Agor, Osinachi Ebere (Nacional, Plaza Colonia)

Jarule Football Academy

Address: Address: Eziobodo Community Futo, Eziobodo, Imo State

Phone: 0814 079 3215

Ejele Football Academy (Samba Boys Of Delta State)

Address: Sapele, Delta State

Notable Players: Emmanuel Obere (Shabab Al Sahel of Lebanon)

Itamah FC Academy

Address: 10 Okpe Road, Sapele, 331241, Delta State, Nigeria

Phone: 0814 703 5519

Dennis Football Academy

Address: Suite No 23 & 24, Local Government, opposite to Oghara Junction Market, Delta State, Nigeria

Phone: +91 98867 87892

Warri Football Academy

Address: Local Government Area, Ajamimogha, Warri 332101, Delta State

Phone: 0915 037 2940

Solute International Football Academy

Address: 5 Oranye Street, GRA, Onitsha 434106, Anambra State

Goddosky Football Academy

Address: Ezinitife, Anambra State, Nigeria

Phone: 0708 376 8187

Further Reading:

While there are literally hundreds of football academies (both registered and otherwise) in Nigeria, it is important to be very selective. If the purpose of finding a football academy is to sell your skills to European clubs, then one must choose those clubs that are already doing so – those who already have notable players in Europe.

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