We are a multidisciplinary team who believe in youth football development and development of the youth through football.
Chairman / Founder
Olayinka Olagbemiro is the Chairman and Founder of Youth Arise Football Club / Academy. He is also the Technical Director of Stationary Stores FC of Lagos, Nigeria.
He has a life long passion for football and has been involved from an early age. He played and won the All Secondary Principal Cup. He also participated in the Nigerian University Games. As a professional footballer, he played for Plateau Academicals and also for Plateau United FC of Jos as the winner of the Coca-Cola FA Cup. He went on to represent Nigeria in West African Football Cup.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a Football Administrator with a Certificate from the Sports Institute Barcelona in Football Management and Marketing and a Certificate in Youth Football Development and Creativity from Buckingham university.
His passion for football development puts him on a mission to solve the problems of grass root football and restructure football in Nigeria. He believes that Nigeria would win the World Cup soon.
Mubiala Kitambala Cyrille also known as Coach Cyrille is from Congo (DRC). He was an active footballer playing midfield defender with several clubs in Congo and South Africa. Some of which are AS VITA CLUB (DRC), AS DRAGON (DRC), BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC (RSA) and AJAX CAPE TOWN (RSA). He is a qualified coach and has worked with Dynamic African Stars Academy, South Africa, U19 Jomo Cosmos FC, South Africa. He is presently working with Stationary Stores FC of Lagos, and Youth Arise Football Academy, Abuja, Nigeria.
Coach Toyin is a seasoned coach with football experience majorly in goalkeeping. He has kept for clubs like Rangers International Enugu, Plateau United, Enyimba International of Aba and Wiki Tourists of Bauchi. He was invited to the National team for Atlanta 1996, the Super Eagles of Nigeria in 1998 and 1999 and also for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Ikechukwu (Aike) Nnabuihe is our club scout. A businessman extraordinaire whose passion for the development of underage football in Nigeria steered him into football administration and getting his football agent intermediary license. He is currently undergoing a course at the Sports Institute Barcelona. His understanding of the game especially as it relates to underage category is something to pride on. He has two lovely kids and lives in Port Harcourt.