See How To Become A Nigeria Footballer Below…
1. Have Passion For the Game
This is a great ingredient that can propel an individual to achieving his goal of becoming a footballer in Nigeria. Without passion, there will be little to no progress. This point is mentioned here because there are people interested in becoming football players, but are driven by the wrong reasons. One of such reasons is the quest for wealth. If money forms the reason for making you want to become a football player, then it is most likely that you will not achieve your goal of playing for any club of worth.
The right order of things is passion first, then other things follow. Passion can make you endure periods of intense challenges, as they will surely arise. This is where the difference between a passion driven player and a player driven by the wrong reasons is spotted.
2. Possess Some Basic Skills
Although practice makes perfect, it is advisable that you have some basic skills, and add these to practice. Honing these football skills through constant practice can result in super athleticism and increased form. An exact replica of this is Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid Football Club of Spain. Skills added with constant practice will most likely get you to your desired destination.
3. Be Persistent and Persevere
Persistence in following your passion is very important. All the football stars making impact across the world today all started from humble and obscure beginnings. Perseverance and persistence brought them their current fame. Sometimes, things might seem so difficult that the easiest option will be to quit. But these are the defining moments that present the most opportunity. These moments of trial are what defines a player that will go far in this profession. It will do well to have this basic ingredient as it will help you succeed in becoming a professional football player in Nigeria.
4. Attend a Football Training Academy
If you possess all the above attributes, then it is highly recommended that you attend a football academy where your skills will be polished and put to good use, exposing you to the right audience. It is important to note here that without exposure to the right audience, your dream of becoming a professional football player is likely to hit the rocks! This is a feature that a football training academy makes available to the aspiring football player.
5. Land a Contract!
This is what will give instant goose bumps to a any aspiring football player in Nigeria. Why? Because it may be the big break! But why use “may”? Because as there are good contracts, there are also bad contracts. These contracts are mostly entered into when the player is being signed on to a Football Club. However, you have to be very careful as some some Nigerian players have found themselves under bondage which is hard to escape from, resulting in their failure to excel. The cause for this contract mess is mostly desperation exhibited by football players to play professional football.