July 19, 2024
The academy will support players who want to pursue football dream as well as academic excellence in the States.

One of the foremost football academies in Nigeria, Midas Football Academy has been registered in the United States of America.

The registration of the in States has been one of its major target as confirmed by the academy’s Chief Executive, Mr Bayonle Arashi.

He told Myleaguewire that the academy will support players who want to pursue football dream as well as academic excellence in the States.

Bayonle Arashi: “I had a moment of epiphany while attending the 2022 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Kansas City earlier this year and ask myself why not.

“We’ve already been building this for over 12 years in Nigeria and it’s one of the most popular academy with decent following. More importantly as a soccer referee for 6 plus years now haven worked in games at High school, recreational and Elite league. I watched the way the kids are being coached and said to myself that this can be better.

Mr Bayonle Arashi

“The academy is going to be based in Houston Texas which is home to some 2.4 million people and we believe with the recent announcement of the city as one of the host city of the 2026 United FIFA world cup. This is very timely for us.

“The possibilities for Midas Football Academy players in Nigeria as well as staffs are endless but the immediate one is the chance for the best players in the academy with good high school grade to have the chance of coming to the United States to earn a college degree and continue playing soccer.

“Kids ages 14 and above whose parents can afford it or with incredible talent will also have a chance to continue their high school education in the United States. I have BIG DREAMS for this academy.”

Midas Football Academy Nigeria formed in November 2006 to discover young soccer talents in Nigeria and the rest of Africa and make them better persons in the society. The academy is duly registered and affiliated with the Nigeria Football Federation and Lagos state Football Association.

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