Coaching Development: Lagos To Partner English FA


Lagos State Football Association, LSFA, says it will partner the English Football Association to launch exchange programmes for coaches, referees and football administrators.

Chairman of the LSFA, Seyi Akinwunmi, said at the association’s Ordinary General Assembly held on Victoria Island that the gesture would help certified coaches under Lagos State Footballl Coaches Association acquire UEFA License B certificate.

Akinwunmi said the association has enjoined the Lagos State Football Coaches Association to repackage it programme and disallow uncertified coaches from being on the bench during any football league match.

He said the association planned to give the state’s football coaches a leverage so that they would be ranked the best in the country based on the latest trends in coaching in the world.

Akinwunmi promised that the association would organise a coaching course and partners with corporate bodies to actualise its diverse football programmes.

According to him, these include the Lagos State Super League which would feature at least 20 football clubs in the state.

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He charged the representatives of Divisional Football Associations, DFAs to move along with the LSFA’s vision of regenerating football, stressing that the association has concluded arrangements to reform clubs and DFA’s affiliations in order to stop illegal affiliations and transfer of football players.

He explained that the move would pave way for the LSFA to have control over the organisation of football competitions.

Akinwunmi also disclosed that the association had stopped many uncertified football competitons and many more would be halted to sanitise football competitions in Lagos.

He believes that the LSFA has reached a level where all the football competitions would be computerised for future reference, as this would serve as a data base to eliminate age cheats in Nigerian football.

The meeting was attended by representatives of all the Divisional Football Associations, DFAs, Football Coaches Association and Referee Council as well club owners.

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