Kwara Football Academy (KFA), an initiative of the Former Kwara State Governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki was opened by the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Issau Hayatou in 2005 to discover young soccer talents in Nigeria and the rest of Africa and make them better persons in the society. The academy’s focus is on skill development. It is open to all regardless of place of origin.The academy currently has seven coaches who are all former international football players with coaching certificates.
The Kwara Football Academy, a private initiative that was brought to life with the support of the State Government. It was established as a centre for youths development, using football as the medium of empowerement. The academy provides a conducive and unique sorrounding to keep youths away from drugs, violence and other unhealthy activities .With about 150 students currently, KFA is aimed at training footballers between the ages of 10 and 20 years to compete favourably with their counterparts at international levels.
It is also focused on developing the skills of the footballers such that after graduation, they can pursue careers as professional footballers with international football clubs. Kwara Football Academy is the first of its kind in Nigeria. It provides opportunities for potential footballers to recieve first class education whilst honing their football skills. The football academy sets the stage for Kwara State to become the ultimate center for the future development of football in Nigeria Continue Reading
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