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Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF FOOTBALL ACADEMY IN NIGERIA

  • Any Football Academy to be registered with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) must go through its State’s Football Association.
  • The facilities of the Football Academy will be inspected by the NFF through the State Football Association. These facilities must meet the minimum standards set by the NFF before operational permit is granted.
  • All developmental activities, or other related activities of the Academy must be approved by the NFF.
  • The personnel of any Academy must possess appropriate educational/professional qualifications for their jobs as they are dealing with Youth Development.
  • The Nigeria Football Federation will, periodically, evaluate each Football Academy to certify the approriate maintenance of operational standards.
  • Each Academy may seek partnership/sponsors with individuals or corporate organizations.
  • Contents of Contract Agreements between Academies and their trainees must be reviewed periodically, and copies of such agreements must be kept with the relevant State Football Association.
  • Any Football Academy to be registered with the Nigeria Football Federation must pay a registration fee of N20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira Only) and an annual affiliation fee of N10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira Only), subject to periodic review by the NFF.