In a bid to transform grassroots football not only in Lagos but Nigeria as a whole, founder of Power Rangers Academy Limited known as Power Rangers Football Academy of Lagos, Ajayi Olumide Adedapo has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with THARMM EQUEST, a leading black entertainment company in the U.K to revolutionise grassroots football in Nigeria.
Adedapo in an exclusive chat this morning said the two organisations have also established links in other African states, including Ghana and South Africa.
According to him, this partnership is aimed to bring about positive change by providing aspiring young footballers with enhanced opportunities and comprehensive training programs to nurture their talent.
He explained that under the ground-breaking collaboration, THARMM EQUEST and Power Rangers Football Academy will pool their expertise and resources to implement innovative strategies that would empower young footballers and uplift communities through the beautiful game.
The Leader of Agege Football Coaches Council who also doubles as head coach of the Academy also assured that with the collaboration with THARMM EQUEST Power Rangers Football Academy is set to change the face of grassroots football in Nigeria and Africa.
The collaboration between THARMM EQUEST and Power Rangers Football Academy according to him, would prioritise the following key initiatives: enhanced training programs, the partnership will provide young footballers with top-tier coaching, cutting-edge training facilities, and access to state-of-the-art equipment.
He also noted that through these enhanced training programs, participants will receive comprehensive technical skills, tactical awareness, physical conditioning, and mental resilience instruction.
Adedapo who is excited with the partnership deal said he is optimistic that the Power Rangers Football Academy would market some good players to various countries in Europe.
“This will provide an opportunity for both players and technical crew in Power Rangers Football Academy to showcase their skills and talents on a world stage,” he said.
Commenting on the benefits of both parties, Adedapo said the partnership will seek sponsorship from major football establishments, seek the support of FIFA and create scouting opportunities for talented young players.
“Let me say that both organisations are excited about this partnership’s positive impact on Nigerian grassroots football. By leveraging their collective strengths and resources, THARMM EQUEST and Power Rangers Football Academy Limited aim to create a thriving ecosystem that nurtures and produces exceptional football talent while uplifting communities across Nigeria,” he said.
In his response, Trevoror Walters, Director of Tharmm Equest expressed satisfaction with the partnership saying that his company is committed to help Nigerian young players who want to take football as career.
“Our aim is to make the Power Rangers Football Academy of Lagos a household name in Nigeria and also encourage any player who is interested in football regardless of background to pursue their dreams. Secondly we are trying to look at how we can expand the game in Africa so that African young players would secure a better future through Power Rangers Football Academy,” he said.
Meanwhile THARMM EQUEST is a Black entertainment company based in the United Kingdom, committed to promoting diversity, authenticity, and excellence, THARMM EQUEST represents a diverse range of Black artists and content creators across various entertainment mediums.
Presently the UK based company is into sports development. THARMM EQUEST vision is dedicated to nurturing young athletes and transforming grassroots sports with a focus on comprehensive training, mentorship, and character development,
On the other hands, Power Rangers Football Academy of Ipaja, Lagos is a renowned football academy in Nigeria that focuses on identifying and nurturing young football talents. Through their available facilities, experienced coaches, and comprehensive training programs, the Academy aims to create a pathway for aspiring footballers not only in Lagos but Nigeria at large.