Who we are

The Ikorodu City Academy is an indigenous Academy modeled after international football ethics and training. The Academy has been established for football development while creating various footballing pathways for young and talented players to become professionals; we also take into recognition the need for young athletes to stay fit and healthy as we attempt to discover inherent talent. We give opportunities to young players to train and benefit from the activities of the Academy as they work towards discovering their life purpose.


To create a sporting system in Africa that offers quality international sport methodology to its clientele with a clear pathway for professional career development through international network and partnership.


To be the one-stop Sport Academy that offers a flexible and individualized service adjusted to the needs of each client by adopting methodologies of international standard in the next decade.

Core values






Complete Football Development

Complete Football Development

At Ikorodu City Academy, we offer an all-year-round football development program for our different age categories. With our professional coaches and trainers, we offer comprehensive football training and methodology to every player of the Academy. Infused in our football curriculum, is an off-the-pitch and practical football routine, where players are made to interface with local coaches and technical trainers from our foreign football club partners.

International Football Tour

International Football Tour

Ikorodu City Academy, over the years, has built exclusive collaboration with professional Football Academies and Clubs in Europe as well as Football Agencies and tournament organizers. Through this relationship, the Academy has successfully placed its players in top clubs in Czech Republic, Spain and Portugal. At the Academy, all age categories will be given the opportunity to participate in yearly international tournaments and football tours across Europe.

Biennial Football Scouting Competition

Biennial Football Scouting Competition

Ikorodu City Academy hosts a biennial football Scouting Competition, which is opened for the Under 15 and Under 19 players only. However, outstanding under 11s are given an opportunity to showcase their football skills and talents. The Competition features Presidents, Sport Directors, Scouts and FIFA licensed agents from top clubs in Europe, who are keen on developing grassroot football in Nigeria and Africa.

International Trials & Football Career Pathway

International Trials & Football Career Pathway

Outstanding players of all age, who are keen on attending football trials in Europe are given the opportunity to try-out with one and more of our football club partners. With our collaborations and partnerships, players have the option of selecting from over 50 Clubs, across all divisions, in Europe to try-out. Your first step towards becoming a professional footballer cannot be wrong with Ikorodu City Academy.

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Academy news

Collaboration with FC Van

We are delighted to announce our new collaboration with FC Van, a premier league team from Armenia

36 Lion FC celebrates victory as the Champions of the maiden edition of the Lagos City Cup

Pep Palacios, President of Athletic Sant Just and Moussa Kone, Official Head Scout of FC Barcelona FOR Africa were on ground to pick the best of the best in grassroot football in Lagos.

Selected Players from the just concluded Lagos City Cup hosted by Ikorodu City Academy set to depart for Spain in the coming weeks.

Club Partners

Atletic Sant Just
CD Maspalomas
CF Union Viera
Eldotado Sport
Ikorodu City Fc
Phone: +234(0)8107373889
Office Address: Teslim Balogun Stadium, Alh. Masha Street, Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Training Ground: Mobolaji Johnson Arena Onikan Stadium Victoria Island, Lagos State Nigeria