goal celebration

“AND IT’S A GOAL!”

The best phrase for any football fan or lover is “And it’s a goal!”. Football being a game of passion has an energy that possesses every fan and lover when their favorite teams are playing or score a goal. Have you ever seen a fanatic when his/her team scores? You get to see them full of joy and excitement as though they just received the best news ever.
soccer fans celebrating a goal

soccer fans celebrating a goal

Football fans scattered all over the world celebrate a particular goal simultaneously either individually or collectively. You can imagine a goal being scored in a stadium in England and people in the USA, Nigeria, France, Egypt, Senegal, Japan, Germany, and all over the world are jubilating. It shows how much people love the game and how much they will celebrate the teams and players when they perform well.
As a youth footballer, have you ever dreamt of or imagined your goal being celebrated by millions of people over the world? Have you ever imagined the goosebumps that come when your name is being chanted by over 60,000 people in a stadium? That feeling cannot be compared to any.
MFA players celebrating their Abesan cup win in 2013

MFA players celebrating their Abesan cup win in 2013

The dream of every aspiring footballer is to get to the professional stage and make a name for him/herself. To achieve this, one must work hard, stay committed, and motivated. You must be patient to grow with the number of people celebrating your goals at every point in time. Start with only you and your teammates celebrating, then to your neighborhood/community, and continually advance. In due time, you will get the feeling of goosebumps. and unbridled joy.
I will leave you with this question, upon getting to the professional stage, how would you celebrate your first goal as a professional player?
If you are looking for more information and knowledge on how to stay on top of your game and what you need to do to achieve your ultimate dream of becoming a professional player, you should get a copy of Bayonle Arashi‘s Road Map to a Successful Football Career available at Epok Bookstore in Nigeria.
You can order your copy of the book via this link:  https://bit.ly/2Z5w6A6
Written by Oseremen Omoifoh, follow him on Twitter @gemen_ose

MFA conducting free screening in Warri 2010

“I DON’T WANT TO BE THE ONE TO SPOIL THE GAME” SYNDROME.

Have you heard of players who are on the field but at the same time, not on the field? Yes, it happens! Some players are on the field but their impact is not felt. Sometimes the cause of this is the “I don’t want to be the one to spoil the game” syndrome.
If you have been following Nigerian football especially the national team for a while you will notice there were players with this syndrome in the Super Eagles back in the days and for the importance of this post we will not want to mention the names of anyone in particular but we had a couple of them then.
Super Eagles of Nigeria at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Super Eagles of Nigeria at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

This syndrome is common among young players that lack self-belief and confidence on the ball. The fear of losing ball possession, giving inaccurate passes, not playing in position, etc has caused many young players to become inactive on the field of play and sometimes, not getting to play at all.
In most cases, as soon as they receive the ball, they feel pressured and tend to quickly lay off the pass to a teammate so they do not make mistakes with the ball. Once they can successfully get the pass laid off to their teammate, there is some form of relief in the mind of the player saying, “At least, I didn’t spoil the game”.
Sijuade Thompson, one of the best graduate from MFA

Sijuade Thompson, one of the best graduate from MFA

Every player, no matter how talented and skillful, must learn to stay confident and composed on the field of play if he wants to make it to the top of the game. Building confidence on the ball is not a day’s journey. It is an aspect of development every player must practice every time they get on the field and to achieve this, it takes practice and personal effort to always be the best.
To get your ball confidence, you must be able to identify why you feel pressured, be able to address the weakness, develop a pre-match self/motivational speech, develop your mind to focus on the game while playing and avoid negative thoughts from crossing your mind, constantly train hard to do better than your previous game.

 

Some former players of the academy praying after a workout session

Some former players of the academy praying after a workout session

Although it is not as easy as it sounds, it is achievable. You must be conscious enough to stay active on the field especially when in possession of the ball. Work hard, train hard, and strive to stay confident on the ball.
If you are looking for more information and knowledge on how to stay on top of your game and what you need to do to achieve your ultimate dream of becoming a professional player, you should get a copy of Bayonle Arashi’s Road Map to a Successful Football Career available at Epok Bookstore in Nigeria. You can order your copy of the book via this link: https://bit.ly/2Z5w6A6
Written by Oseremen Omoifoh, follow him on Twitter @gemen_ose

YOUNG FOOTBALLERS: BE PATIENT TO IMPROVE

The commitment to the game of football is the ability to stick with a program method or philosophy and apply it daily over a long period even in uncomfortable times. There are several ways many young footballers decline their self-commitment to practice, training, and workout which include impatience with improvement.

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Many young footballers often want a quick fix, something that works almost immediately. Once it does not work as fast as they want, they are prone to throw it away and not try it again. This applies to learning a new skill and move, increasing pace and speed, improving stability, balance, ball control, strength, endurance, and keeping up with the formation. Some go as far as not trying it at all because of the fear of not succeeding.
Some Midas FA players on trials in Tunisia 2010

Some Midas FA players on trials in Tunisia 2010

These players begin to see improvement as impossible and build up a concept of not being good enough. They equally get anxious and frustrated when they see fellow teammates who were on the same playing level improving at a faster rate.
Have you ever tried improving your endurance to play for 90 minutes but end up gassing out in the 60th minute? Have you tried learning a new trick move but you keep failing at it? Have you tried taking free-kicks but end up hitting the defensive wall? Do you fall into this category of trying to improve and not getting it right?
The first step in making positive changes is to identify your negative beliefs, generalizations, or behaviors that undermine your motivation to be successful. Keep a positive mind and motivate yourself. Go back to it, continue training, and practicing. To be a professional and to be on top of your game; do not practice until you get it right but practice until you cannot get it wrong.

MFA players warming up for a game at Agege Stadium

Dear young player, chill out, give room to fail, believe in yourself, motivate yourself, and most importantly, be patient to get it right and improve on yourself.
STAY UPDATED: application into Midas Football Academy is now to be filled online directly. You no longer have to download to fill it. At Midas, we stay innovative to bring the best to our community.
Written by Oseremen Omoifoh, follow him on Twitter @gemen_ose

I love to play for Arsenal Football Club-Alika

If you are looking for the next big thing in Nigeria football since the exit of the magical skills of Jayjay Okocha and the intelligence of Kanu Nwankwo from the scene, Look no further as we present to you Alika Daniel.

OGBANKITI ALIKA DANIEL

OGBANKITI ALIKA DANIEL

Born on 19th July 1998, Alika as he is fondly called by his peers,combines the raw talent of Lionel Messi, the penetrating runs of Eden Hazard and assertiveness of Luca Modric,no wonder he loves to put on the number 10 jersey,an exclusive reserve of legends.

The 18 year old can play from the right wing and the left wing ,behind the striker or through the middle as his passes always come with a killer instinct,he enjoys taking on defenders as well shooting the ball hard with precision if that is the best option on the field of play.

Alika’s eyes for goals is legendary, he is as dangerous when backing the opponent’s goal post as when he is facing it.

His penetrating runs is an asset which will take him far in this trade providence has chosen for him.

He enjoys playing the ball on the ground no wonder his desire is to play in the English Premier League for Arsenal FC.

ALIKA against COD UNITED

ALIKA against COD UNITED

” I love to play for Arsenal because of the way they use the ball on the ground and the fact that it’s a good platform that gives talented youthful player an opportunity to grow and achieve their potential.

He has this to say about Midas Football Academy,just after 6 months he joined

“The academy has really help my Game a whole lot especially in the act of goal scoring and it has really helped my confidence on the ball and I appreciate the good job of the management as he looks forward to a professional trial in Europe this summer “

ALIKA with JOHNNY from U.K during a recent visit to MFA

ALIKA with JOHNNY from U.K during a recent visit to MFA

Alika doesn’t waste time to explore on the field of play and never hesitate to unleash his tricks each time the opportunity present itself,this is evident in the goal he scored against the COD Football Club of Lagos recently, he benefited from a loose 25 yard from the goal post and he fires a well measured lob over the goalkeeper to the delight of spectators and this provoke applause even from the opposing team.

“I have scored some beautiful in the past but the one against COD was my favorite because it’s a deliberate lob to measure the height of the goalkeeper when i saw that he is off his line already,  i watched with the ball going in with delight as goalie tried to lift himself to parry the ball the ball keeps on rising until it founds the back of the net.

According to his coach, he is the working type, ‘he gives his best in training and put his best effort in games,he is a player you can trust with the ball Coach Emeka Njoku opined. his team mates always look up to him to get the job done he concluded.

Alika taking instruction from Coach Emeka

Alika taking instruction from Coach Emeka

The cool,calm ,collected footballer who hates not score after 90 minutes on the pitch shares his secret  for success with www.midasfootballacademy.com ‘I always work hard in training and look unto God for favor on match days and he has never disappointed me”


Midas successfully conduct 2 day open screening

It was a two day successful screening exercise as Midas Football Academy kicked off 2017 on a good note.

Congratulations to
Omosuade samuel
Okunade Sadiq
Afolabi Ridwan
James junior
Ahmed Opeyemi
Etim ogbeta friday
Ayodeji oni

Selected Players from sccreening

Selected Players from screening

AND ALL THE 3 GOALKEEPERS THAT ATTENDED.

Admission is open to players from every part of Nigeria. Visit our website at www.midasfootballacademy.com for full details.

More screening pictures

More screening pictures

Players attending our free 2 days tryout

Players attending our free 2 days tryout