Folabi Ojekunle


Folabi Ojekunle

Olayinka Elebute

Coach of Udala FC of Awka, Folabi Ojekunle has promised to make the NLO side the toast of Nigeria speaking with the former ABS of ilorin coach said his mission is to change the face of the game with his unique style of play.

‘I love to coach and I have the material to do that in Udala FC and I have a great chairman who want to help the kids around to achieve their dreams and I must confess to you my chairman Philip Udala is a great man that loves the game and I

Folabi Ojekunle with kids in UK


think with his passion we will change the face of the game in Nigeria’ he said

Folabi ojekunle who believes Nigeria has the talent to rule the world of football said, football is greater than oil only if we plan and utilize the abundant talent we have, if we have over 50 million youth in nigeria and 30 million youth plays the game of football then we have a gold mine that needs to be properly managed


The former Nigerian Railway Corporation FC and Nitel FC  of Lagos player, also shares his thought on the vivid difference between coaching in the Nigerian environment at the grassroots level in comparison to European climes. 

Saying ‘the developmental programs in Europe  help to build their players at a tender age why in Africa, every player is a product of talent you don’t need to teach an African boy how to kick the ball but in Europe you teach them everything about playing the game but i really love African talent they want to excel so you just need to push them to achieve your desired goals’ he said


Currently with Udala FC, the defending champion of Anambra Independent Football League who are doing very well to retain the title they won last year.

My next dream is to coach any national team in Nigeria because i believe i have something i need to pass on to the young players having coach for over 2 decades of my life with a coaching certificate in NIS in 1996 and later went to UK and coach some youth teams in Northern Ireland among them Aquinas FCin Belfast  and i enjoyed my time with Harry Redknapp during his time with Tottenham Hotspur to get my UEFA B license, the coach was also part of La-Liga/ NPFL Coaching Course recently in Abuja believes Udala FC will win the Anambra FA Cup and also get promoted to the NNL this season



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