2000/ 2001

Exceptional 19/20 year olds with experience playing on loan at professional club-sides in Nigeria.

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2002/ 2003

Talented youngsters that are constantly being invited to the Nigerian youth national team set-up.

What We Do

Talent Identification

O3 Athletics has experienced and dedicated scouts that are constantly on the look-out for new and exciting talents . Our scouts are ex-footballers and professional scouts.

Player Development

We scout for the best young talents, decipher the position they are best suited to, and hone their skills to get peak performance in every game.

Player Management

Our player management services include; club sourcing, contract management and image rights. We also advice on personal finance, investment, legal issues and post-career planning.

The O3 Advantage


Our scouts identify raw talents and watch them play over a period of time.


The decision to recruit players into the O3 Academy is based on; natural ability, attitude and age.


We take our players through: (1) technical and tactical training;and (2) image management and wealth management.

Player Transfer

We facilitate the transfer of our Academy players to bigger Clubs, to enable them continue their development.


Selection Criteria




O3 ACADEMY will only recruit players that meet or exceed our pre-defined  statistics. In general, we recruit players that use both feet conveniently, have good passing range (short and long), are positionally aware and almost always make the right decision.





Attitude is our most essential non-footballing quality, and carries the same weight as ability in player evaluation and decision making. This attitude is a combination of: respect for teammates, coaches and authorities; taking corrections; keeping to time and having an insatiable thirst for success.




O3 ACADEMY trains footballers that fall within two (2) age grades, 15-17 and 18-20. The 15-17 players train thrice weekly while the 18-20 train 5 times weekly. We always encourage our footballers to go out on loan, to have a fair taste of football outside their comfort zone.


O3 Athletics FC



O3 ATHLETICS FC is a team of outstanding young talents. We are blessed with fast and exciting wingers, calm and controlled midfielders and also strong and powerful defenders. All the players have been trained to conveniently play a minimum of two (2) roles.

SEP 2000 | 1.87M

Attacking Midfield

APR 2002 | 1.80M

Left Back

NOV 2003 | 1.89M

Central Defense

DEC 2001 | 1.82M

Left Forward

JUL 2001 | 1.85M


OCT 2001 | 1.80M

Defensive Midfield

OCT 2001 | 1.90M

Center Forward

MAY 2002 | 1.90M

Central Defense

APR 2002 | 1.75M

Left Forward

JUL 2003 | 1.84M

Central Midfield

JUN 2000 | 1.78M

Left Forward

JUN 2002 | 1.82M

Right Forward

100 %


12 +

Talent Scouts

5 +

Years of Exp

60 +


Our Team


Onyebuchi Nwafor

Academy Manager

Nofiu Olatunde

Chief Scout

Ejim Da Silva


Lumon Kushimo

Coach/ Trainer