Agada Focuses On Grassroots Players

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After 35 years of meticulous service to the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, Noah Agada, former  coach of Lagos Police Machine, Ikeja, is set to float his own football club.

When he retired, many  police footballers were full of praises for his contribution to the success of Police Machine Football Club of Lagos during the time he handled the club.

Before he retired last December as an Assistant Superintendent of Police ASP, Agada had spent 35 years in the service and he had served in various Nigeria Police Commands such as Anambra, Plateau and Lagos States.

Agada, who started his coaching career in 1989 told P.M. NEWS Grassroots Soccer Guide that he had been in coaching profession for almost three decades and time has come for him to establish his own grassroots club.

“I formed Agada United in 2004 because I believed that we have young and promising players who can be nurtured to the stardom.  The idea of having my own club came to me when I was the Chief Coach of the Police Machine. I said to myself that if I could succeed as a coach in the Police team, the I could have  have my own club and name it Agada United.

“When I shared the idea with my colleagues, they loved it and encouraged me to register the club with Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Lagos State Football Association, LSFA and the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC which I did. After I retired from the service, l discovered that I now have enough time to search for young footballers,” said Agada, who stopped playing football due to injury in 1985.

Agada, who qualified Police Machine of Lagos to play in the National Amateur III playoffs two years ago, said he will use his wealth of experience to discover talents and groom them.  Agada, who hails from Benue State, explained that there are many talents who are rotten away in Lagos. He said that  his club is ready to bring hidden talents to the limelight.

“My job is now to search for young players who are not up to 22 years. I am happy that the caliber of players my team now are hungry for success, but I still need more players to fortify the team ahead of future football competitions. My intention is to take this club to the next level and I will leave nothing to chance to ensure that my team  go far in the forthcoming Lagos State Challenge Cup,” he said.

Agada disclosed that there are many programmes he has lined up for the club this year but he needs sponsors to achieve all the programmes.

According to him, the club is preparing to play in the Lagos State Challenge Cup and other high profile football competitions. Agada said plan is underway to embark on a training tour to some West African countries so that the players will have international exposure.

Commenting on his achievements in life, Agada who holds a Diploma certificate in Coaching from National Institute for Sports, NIS, Lagos, disclosed that his first achievement was when he qualified Anambra State Police team to the National Amateur III. He was also opportuned to train Police officers for physical fitness when he was posted to Jos, Plateau State, and he took Lagos Police team to the quarter final of the 2007 Lagos State Challenge Cup.

Agada said he is ready to contribute his own quota to sports in the Nigeria Police if he is called upon to do so.

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