Football academies in Kano State – the complete list

Football academies in Kano State – the complete list
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There are plenty of football academies in Kano because the sport has become a massive industry in Nigeria.

Despite the many years of football in the country, it is still an emerging business. 

Entrepreneurs are catching on and looking for ways to leverage the numerous talent that abounds in the country. 

Kano State is a football-loving state, and with Kano Pillars as its flagship team, it is no surprise at the number of football academies in Kano State. 

In this piece, we give you the complete list of football academies in Kano State.

Football Academies in Kano

Pepsi Football Academy

It is one of the most prestigious football academies in the country. It has provided opportunities to many football talent in the country. They are dotted across several cities in the country and are one of the many football academies in Kano State.

The Pepsi Football Academy has produced several Nigerian stars. Some include John Obi-Mikel, Peter Odemwingie, Elderson Chiejile and Sunday Mba.

Location: Rumfa College, Along Buk Road, PMB 3079

Phone: 0803 651 1010

Arewa VIP Foundation

It is a football club founded to train upcoming footballers within Kano State. They are also into the promotion of football and training footballers in Kano.

Location: Marhaba Arena Hadejia Road by Kwanar Jigirya, Jigirya, Kano

Phone: 0803 538 1443

Young Stars Football Team

Young Stars is not quite famous but is also involved in developing young football talent. The team operates from Jabulo Primary Field, Gwale, Kofar Na Isa, Kano.

Location: Janbulo Primary Field, Gwale, Kofar Na Isa, Kano, Nigeria

Phone:  +234 806 015 1852

Hope Rising Sports

Hope Rising Sports Nigeria Limited is into a variety of services. They are into sports clothing and equipment and also operate a football academy. 

Location: 87, Yoruba Road/Ibo Road, Sabon Gari, Kano, Kano, Sabon Gari, Kano, Nigeria.

Phone: 0803 630 5510

FC Rangaza

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As the name connotes, FC Rangaza is in Rangaza, Ungogo, Kano. They complement the many football academies in Kano. FC Rangaza is involved in raising youngsters for a brighter future in football through their academy and is also into other sports.

Location: Dela Road, Rangaza Special Primary School, Ungogo Kano Nigeria

Phone: 0906 368 8775

FC Sabon Gari

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As the name connotes, the football club is in Sabon Gari. FC Sabon Gari was founded in 2021 to provide opportunities for young individuals who want to create a niche in football.

Location: 22A Ijebu Road By Court Road, Sabon Gari Kano. Home field : GSCS Abeokuta Road, by Ibo Road, Sabon Gari, Kano

Phone: 0803 287 8592

Braves Sports Academy

Braves Sports Academy, among the many football academies in Kano, is a registered sports outfit in Kano. The academy aims to promote sports for socioeconomic growth and development. 

Braves have the idea of branching into other sports, but football is the main focus now.

Location: NO. 138, Ajasa Road by Civic Center, Kano, Nigeria.

Phone: 08020744200, 08063610002, 08035239424

PDSL Football Academy

They pride themselves on having the ability to imbibe a solid foundation in future footballers, coaches, administrators and referees. 

Location: Ahmad Musa Sports and Fitness Centre, CBN Qtrs Hotoro, Kano, Nigeria 

Phone: +234 903 640 2540 

Dream Big Football Academy

Dream Big is also one of the many football academies in Kano State. They claim to train, develop and promote young grassroots footballers to reach their potential. For their players, they engage in physical, technical, tactical and psychological training.

They also work with local charities to bring sports and hope to underserved children. 

Location: Bayero University New Site Kano State, Nigeria

Phone: 0803 413 1590

Kano Talent Academy

There are so many football academies in Kano, and you can avail your kid the opportunity to grow in the game with Kano Talent Academy. They help raise young kids to be better footballers and pitch them against other youth teams in the state.

Location: Tiki taka arena local government, Tarauni 121213, Kano

Phone: 0816 159 4997

Future Ace Football Academy

Future Ace has been around since 2020 with decent and quality facilities to help young aspiring footballers develop their skills. They also target the young ones from their schools.

Rising Star Football Academy is one of the many football academies in Kano State. They have been in the business of nurturing young talent since 2017. They strive to create a decent environment for the development of young players.

Location: Azman Sports Centre, Lamido Crescent Kano, Kano, Nigeria

Phone: 0903 640 2540

Several other football academies in Kano whose current status cannot be determined. Here are a few of them.

  • Fame Academy
  • Elevators Youth Development Academy (EYDA)
  • Azman Football Academy
  • Gambo Sports Enterprises

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).