Sharks Legend Odinga Sets Up Football Academy (AUDIO)

Former Sharks captain Odinga Odinga has decided to give back to the game that gave him so much fame and fortune.

Odinga is about to set up a football club, as well as an Academy named Dacok at Aleto, Nchia in Eleme Local Government Area in Rivers State, where he grew up.

Dacok FC/Academy will commence full activities on Saturday, 20th July, 2019.

In a chat with, the former Akwa United defender informed he intends to raise future stars of the game from Dacok Academy.

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“I think I have to give back to the society because, in fact, Eleme is where I grew up. The land favoured me, so, I have to give back to them,” he said.

“I also want to make name in future, I want to see that I train and bring up some players that will be the next Lionel Messi and the rest of them.

“I am looking at from U-5 to 12, from U-13 to 16, then from U-17 and above. It is of three categories.”

Odinga, who has a CAF coaching license, also called on football lovers within and outside Rivers State to support Dacok Academy.

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“Actually, it has not been easy with me, but I believe that it is my calling, and I believe that in future people will begin to support because the Eleme people love sports. I believe the support will come,” Odinga added.

“I am appealing to them, they need to come up and support because it is a good thing we want to do for the people.”

Odinga, who has coaching certification from the La Liga/LMC partnership, is currently a coach in the Rivers United feeder team.