It was the Sportans, the most fastidious of the Greeks from whom the world modern civilisation drew most of it’s foundation that stated that a sound mind can only live in a sound body. It is from the same Greece that modern Olympics had it history. It is no wonder therefore that the founders of The Football College Orile Imo, the first institution of it’s kind in Nigeria, decided to use this time proven Maxim as the cornerstone of it’s philosophy. At The Football College Orile Imo, academic education is blended with football. The institution is located at Orile Imo – a flourishing cosmopolis of Sagamu/Abeokuta Expressway of Ogun State, Nigeria.
The Football College – Orile Imo, Ogun State, is a full boarding secondary school that offers a combination of Nigerian curricula (JSS1-JSS3 and SSC1-SSC3) and daily football training with dedicated teachers and trainers, guaranteeing an environment in which athletes can excel.
The Football College is the brainchild of veteran Youth Coach and talent developer, Coach Kasimawo Laloko (The Former Technical Director of the Nigerian Football Federation, FIFA and CAF National Instructor on Youth Development in Africa. The founder’s focus is on providing subsidized secondary school education for prospective students from any part of Nigeria and other African countries. The school runs all compulsory government subjects and engages students in carpentry and building vocational construction training.
The founder’s rationale for establishing The Football College is predicated on his passion for discovering and nurturing local football talents into international fame, where education is blended with football. Consequently, the need to fill the vacuum between formal and informal education.
According to Coach Laloko, the vision that berthed the school is to produce the generation of complete football stars for Nigeria, Africa and THE WORLD IN general and it’s core mission is to develop complete professional players with good characters and education. In his words“Talent runs than the physical. It’s more than what you see on the outside”
The Football College is situated on a 10-acre land at Orile Imo community along km 4 Sagamu/Abeokuta Expressway, Ogun State, Nigeria. Convenient central location with easy access to major towns and cities.
Chief Kasimawo Laloko – The Director and Proprietor of Pepsi Football Academy, established the Football College Orile-Imo in January 2006 to fill the vacuum between formal and informal education. The founders’ rationale for starting the school is based on affordable education and focus more significantly on producing the world best players with good attributes
The Football College – Orile Imo, is officially approved by the Ogun State Ministry of Education for the West African Examination Council- WAEC (SSSCE) and The National Examination Council – NECO examinations. Courtesy of our founding father, we enjoy an excellent working relationship with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and other Nigeria’s sports councils/ministries.
Our student-athletes have the opportunity to combine football with WAEC and NECO SSCE examinations and other local, and nternational exams. The school provides further support for the application process with the opportunity of ACT, SAT and TOEFL preparation in conjunction with a tailor-made short-term programme of sports and education.
The Football College Orile-Imo is a conduit platform to the USA/Canada and other international and makes it possible for the athlete to pursue their sport at the highest level while working towards an internationally accepted degree programme
High Chief (Coach) Kasimawo Laloko – The Director/Proprietor: The Football College, Orile Imo
The Director/Proprietor – Pepsi Football Academy
Former Technical Director – Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)
National Team Coach – The Gambia Football Federation
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) – Instructor on Youth Development in Africa
Confederation of African Football (CAF) Coach of Africa/Instructor
Stationery Stores of Lagos, Nigeria – Head Coach
Yaba College of Technology – Head Coach Sport Unit
St. Gregory College Obalende Lagos – Coach (in Five straight Finals, won four (4) cups)
• The University of Hull England – Bachelor of Education 1985
• Chelsea University in England – Certificate Sport Management and Administration 1981
• National Technical Teachers College Akoka – National Certificate in Education (NCE)
Administor: Babajide Kassim
Babajide Kassim is an alumnus of the prestigious FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University now (Nelson Mandela University) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria. A dynamic professional with over 25 years of rich experience in divergent areas of Sports and proven expertise in Football/ Sports Management & multi-tasking skills. Demonstrated success in:
- Sports Management
- Player Development
- Sports Grassroots Development
- Financial Management
- Team Building
Ex-collegiate athlete with excellent communication skills, strong work ethics, and a lifelong passion for sports business careers.
The football College Orile Imo, can be reached on
Tel: +234 8023269181.