Best 10 Football Academies in Nigeria

It’s every young persons dream to be a footballer, and most European football teams rely on home grown player’s  to build their teams, as this player’s cost nothing to buy and can be easily groomed to suit the needs of the club’s.  This player’s make a successful career owing to they were exposed to football at a young age. Despite many football clubs have their own academy the following clubs have succeeded in producing home grown stars the club’s include Ajax, Dortmund, Arsenal, Liverpool, West Ham etc. 

A football academy is essential for the grooming of talented footballer,  it is a facility set up by clubs to help them develop young player’s.  It is a playing school where footballer’s are  taught how to play.  They help players meet standards. 

How much is the fee for football academy in Nigeria?

In Nigeria to join a football Academy owned by a state, it’s always free for the state indigenes, but for those from other state they pay a fee, but attending football Academy owned by a Private individual you’re going to pay your fees, the minimum pay in a football Academy is #70000,  thou Pepsi football Academy charges the lowest which is around 12000, making her the most in demand but has a low acceptance rate. ThIn 14 locations in Nigeria.

Who has the best academy in football?

The best world football Academy is la Misa, owned by the football club of Barcelona, the original club value of this club is $709 million. It is among the most expensive football club in the world. This club aims to train world class football Stars to embrace all it takes to be experts in the field. Spain as we know is one the centers for football in the world.

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The institutions include

  • Pepsi Football Academy


This academy is the best in Nigeria and it is owned by the beverage company Pepsi,  this academy help talented footballer’s develop skills and experience needed to excel in the sports industry. They also give scholarship to her students to study in the United kingdom, most prominent alumni are Mikel Obi and elderson Echijile.  This institution has 14 centres with about 3000 students’.  Registration fee for those aged 5-14 is 6000.

  • Kwara State football Academy 

This institution is the brain child of Dr bukola saraki, and it was established in 2005,  it commenced operation with Clemence Westerhof and is now managed by a Swedish technical director, Paul Ashwonth. The academy has many other coaches who are past Nigerian footballers with strong coaching experience.   This academy currently has about 150 students within the age of 13-21 year’s.

  • Abuja Football Academy AFC


This institution was established by Gabriel Newton who is also FIFA Licensed instructor, in partnership with Haruna Abba. It has represented Abuja in many leagues both national and international, it has beat football academies like Pepsi football Academy, kwara football Academy etc, 

It is located in wuse Abuja,  and her residential suite can accommodate about 120 students’. 

  • MIDAS Soccer Academy

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This Academy was established in 2006 to discover talented footballer’s,  in Nigeria and the rest of Africa, with aims of helping them to become better persons in the society, this academy has afiliation with the Nigerian football federation (NFF).

  • Papilo Football Academy

Phone: +234 803 777 9697+234 803 777 9697

Email: [email protected]

This football Academy is owned by the popular Nigerian football kanu nwankwo, who played for Ajax, Portsmouth,  Arsenal and inter Milan. He established this academy in 2001.  Kanu uses his wealth of experience and relationship to attract reputable international coaches to train the students in his short courses. 

  • Barcelona Football  Academy in Nigeria

Email: [email protected]

This institution thou situated in Lagos, trains  from 5 years to 18 year’s,  helping them develop football aptitude and abilities.  It helps this children explore the necessary skills needed to play the best football.

  • Chelsea football Academy in Nigeria

Website: Link

This London based football club has a center in Nigeria, where they use the the best trainers to aid you in horning your soccer skills. This academy will help you explore your skills 

  • Abuja Football College

Email: [email protected]

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 This academy despite being located in the city of Abuja has centers in Lagos, onne and Warri.  This academy grooms young and talented footballer’s to gain skills, it also helps in fixing them to display their talent’s through involvement in national team’s. 

  • Edusko Sports Academy


This football academy will get you acquainted with the game of football, it  was established in 2007 by chief segun odegbami.  It builds her students to have unique football skills, making them have outstanding skills and experience.  They also have tennis and other sports course’s as well.

  • Little Tigers FC


This football Academy grooms talented Nigerians, in the game of football. It accepts 3 years old children and those up to 15 year’s. It aims at building them to become great footballer’s. 

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