Onigbinde partners Lead City Varsity on football development
A former Super Eagles’ Head Coach and FIFA/CAF Advisor, Adeboye Onigbinde is partnering Lead City University, Ibadan in its bid to address the apparent dwindling fortunes of the game of football in Nigeria as the private university concludes plans to establish an institute for the development of football within its department of Physical and Health Education.
Onigbinde, who is the Director of the proposed institute, told newsmen that the project which was designed to create a new decent football culture for the nation will commence in two phases with the establishment of the soccer academy with special focus on football development as a basis for eventual career in football professionalism taking off first.
The second phase according to the Modakeke High Chief comprises short-term and long-term football development certificate and diploma courses in various aspects of football management/ professionalism.
Speaking further on the idea, the professional teacher with about 30 years of class experiences said: “Concentration will be on specialized training for referees, coaches, soccer administrators, physiological fitness trainers, paramedics, soccer facilities maintenance and storekeeping.
“This is the first of its kind in the academic environment, and we are not only going to prepare the youngsters for football teams but taking care of their future through academic and vocational experiences”.