About us

Who we are

LEAD CITY FOOTBALL ACADEMY, owned by LEAD CITY UNIVERSITY, (one of the foremost private Universities in Nigeria) is the fastest growing, and one of the largest Football Academies in Africa, with more than 200 registered players.

With our Lead City University (Toll gate) & Lead City International School (Jericho) training centres, we boast as one of the most organised and structured modern football Academies in Nigeria.

With 2 European standard artificial turf pitches at our 2 training centres, we are able to deliver top-notch football training that matches standard quality at any part of the world.

Our 10-man team consists of 8 Technical/Tactical Coaching Staff (including the Goalkeeper Trainer) and 2 Administrative Staff.

Our young and vibrant Coaches are dedicated, passionate, experienced, friendly and well trained. As former top-flight professional footballers (including some ex internationals) themselves, they are able to bring in real useful experiences coupled with formal training in Football Coaching to deliver unmatchable quality. We pride in the fact that you can hardly find 8 formally trained Professional Football Coaches in any football Academy around and even in some Professional Football Clubs.

Our ultimate goal is that you begin to watch more of our players on your Screens playing in the English Premier League, Spanish Laliga, Italian Serie A, German Bundelisga, French Ligue 1, UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup, AFCON and others in a matter of weeks from now.

With this in mind, we are working tirelessly by utilising modern day training techniques and first class facilities and equipments to give our players the best so as to prepare them for the huge demands of Professional football that is ahead.

Lead City Football Academy under the new management of PASSIONDrive Football Initiative (founded by The Ayansola Twins) is taking giant strides towards success daily, and the results are already indicating a very promising future. With training & experience in Africa & Europe, the Academy Directors have brought dramatic development to the Academy, in terms of modern training techniques and strong international links for professional football contract opportunities.

LEAD CITY FOOTBALL ACADEMY is located at Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.


To identify, train, support and expose grassroot football talents to the modern game of Football through a structured process of balanced and standard technical, tactical, physical, and psychological training program with the objective of transforming raw grassroot Football talents into Football Stars on the world stage in the nearest future.