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Top 5 Football academies in Nigeria

Would you want to know the best football academies in Nigeria? Then read on. No doubt, Nigeria is football loving nation. The passion Nigerians have for football is unrivalled. Back in the days, parents would do all they can to prevent their children from playing football, claiming that football is meant for illiterates and school dropouts. These days however, parents gladly encourage their kids to play football because of the global appeal and financial motivation it brings. Thus, parents and guardians seek out the best football academies for their wards. Informationhood brings you 5 of the best football academies in Nigeria in no order of ranking

Football academies in Nigeria

5 Best Football academies in Nigeria


Midas Football Academy was established in 2006 to discover young talent in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, the academy has bileen churning out good talents that go on to become talented footballers. The academy is affiliated with the Nigerian Football Federation. Their website is listed as


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The academy is owned by former great super eagles footballer, Nwankwo Kanu. It was founded in 2001.The academy has strong connections with renowned foreign coaches like Bryan Robson and Gary Smith. This coaches offer the players short courses on football tactics and football in general. Notable graduates of the academy include Joel Obi formerly of Inter Milan, Stanley Okoro who is nicknamed ‘Little Messi”.

Their contact email address is [email protected]

3. Abuja Football College

Papila football Academy was established in 2012 by Gabriel Newton, a Fifa licensed instructor in partnership with Haruna Abba, AFC won the 2015 FCT Federations Cup,FCT Under 20 football competition in 2013 and many more.

The academy has over 150 footballers and they take footballers between the ages of 15-21 years.

Their website is


Kwara Football was Established in 2005, and now standing as one of the best football academy in Nigeria. The Kwara state football academy is the brainchild of the Government of kwara state led by the former governor, Bukola Saraki.

The academy is managed by swedish technical instructor, Paul Ashworth.

The academy has over 150 players and manages players between 15-21 years.

Their facebook page is

5. Barcelona Football Academy

FCBEscola is barcelona owned football club in Lagos. Kids between 5-18 years pay the sum of 13500 to register.

The registration centre is Teslim Balogun stadium.

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