Among the amazing features within Ilaji Resorts Infrastructures includes the Ilaji Soccer Academy, which has been one of the great incubators for rising and shining stars in the Nigeria Football League and Internationally. Here are 7 things you don’t know about Ilaji Soccer Academy
1. Ilaji Soccer Academy was established immediately after Ona-Ara Sports Festival, an initiative of Chief Dotun Sanusi, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, was concluded in March, 2017.
2. Ilaji Soccer Academy players train and play their matches inside the mainbowl of Ilaji Resort’s Stadium at Akanran, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
3. Ilaji Soccer Academy has been adjudged as one of the best organized soccer academies in Nigeria as all the players and coaching crew of the academy train and live inside Ilaji Resort, the parents’ company premises. The players right from the inception have been exposed to world class training and health care facilities.
4. Not less than 4 players who pioneered the academy have been graduated to Ilaji FC, the senior team and would be jetting out of the country to some European Clubs any time from now.
5. Bolu Ogungbayi, a graduate and one of the pioneer players of Ilaji Soccer Academy is now the Ilaji FC’s talisman and currently the leading scorer in the Nationwide League One (NLO).
6. Ilaji Soccer Academy’s Coacching crew consists of seasoned grassroot football coaches in Sesan Ogundele, and Babatunde Odubola, a former Super Eagles’ and Shooting Stars Sports Club’s (3SC) player.
7. Ilaji Soccer Academy and its senior team, Ilaji FC, is currently in partnership with Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA). The partnership has led to the movement of promising young talents by some European Clubs.
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