We are not only interested in TEACHING SOCCER,

but also building GODLY CHARACTER.

TREM Football Academy

TFA is an Academy like no other. we are not only interested in teaching soccer, but also building Godly character.

We are interested in their spiritual well being thus helping the students to actualize God’s talents in them. It is accepted globally that children and youths are every nation’s most valuable resource; they are the building bricks of future greatness, endowed with potentials, required for the positive development of any society.

At TREM Football Academy, every interaction revolves on the best of professionalism, expertise and skill, anchored on the best character. Weighty efforts are made to impact on the student’s outlook on life by inculcating in them indispensable virtues of respect, excellence, honesty, team spirit, endurance, resilience, and adversity-management, sense of responsibility, compassion and good character. It is our belief that excellence not founded upon strong sense of moral discipline would soon crash.

MANAGEMENT TEAM PRINCIPAL/COORDINATOR rev-dennis-kenkwo-rectorRev Dennis Kenkwo was born on October 10, to the family of Pa Amos & Mrs. Rebecca Kenkwo of Umuezeala Nsu in Ehime, Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. He attended his primary school at St. Matthew’s School, Umuezeala

He attended his primary school at St. Matthew’s School, Umuezeala Nsu in 1960,  Emmanuel College, Owerri and Trinity College of Ministerial Arts, Aba from 1979 – 1982 and graduated with a Diploma Certificate in Theology. While in College in 1960 to 1979, he played football for his college team.

He played also for his Church and won many cups. He is among the pioneer management team of Bishop Mike Okonkwo Football Competition which started Fifteen years ago. An organization he manages with Rev. Emeka Egbuonu now in United Kingdom and Billy Efic now in United States of America.

For more than Fifteen years in playing soccer and administration, he again pioneer a Rehoboth Football club that have been participating in the Bishop Mike Okonkwo football Competition.  

The Rehoboth FC have won the cup three times, second place several times and semi final once. A football analyst, he is a trained Management guru and has attended Advanced Leadership Training /Seminar locally and internationally. His wealth of experience in soccer analysis and administration spurred to the establishment of TREM Football Academy which he coordinates. Rev Dennis Kenkwo is the Principal/ Coordinator of TREM Football Academy Lagos Nigeria. 


MEDIA CONSULTANT rev-dr-lizzy-ikem-media-consultantRev. Dr. (Mrs) Elizabeth Emme Ikem (also Known as Rev Lizzy) was born on November 11. She is a graduate of the God’s Army Bible Training College (GABTC), 2008. She entered the ministry in February 2009 on Part-time.

The lord God found Rev. Lizzy in 1989 and she got born again. And after much search for the right church and ministry to settle in and serve the lord, she joined The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) late 1989. Since then it has been a walk with the lord from victory to victory and from glory to glory. Never looking back and no regrets. Rev. Lizzy, now retired, is the first-ever female to head the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) and to be designated Provost. She holds a

She holds a PhD in communication and Language Arts (1988) from the University of Ibadan where she also earned her Masters degree (1965) in the same department. A graduate of the University of Lagos (1981). She holds professional training certificates from the University of Manchester School Business Studies, UK, and the London School of Publishing, UK among others. In ministry, she has served in various capacities at different times as the chairperson of the Dunamis Publication of TREM for over 10 years. She was a House Fellowship Leader, grew to become the Area Leader of the

In ministry, she has served in various capacities at different times as the chairperson of the Dunamis Publication of TREM for over 10 years. She was a House Fellowship Leader, grew to become the Area Leader of the Oregun/Ikeja/Ojodu House Fellowships. She has served in the Council of TREM Headquarters among others. Before joining the fivefold ministry, Rev Lizzy was a national officer and a deaconess. She is also a graduate of TREM School of Ministry, November 2006. She was ordained a Reverend in November 2014. Presently Rev. Lizzy is a

She has served in the Council of TREM Headquarters among others. Before joining the fivefold ministry, Rev Lizzy was a national officer and a deaconess. She is also a graduate of TREM School of Ministry, November 2006. She was ordained a Reverend in November 2014. Presently Rev. Lizzy is a cousellor to the Christian Women Fellowship (CWF) of TREM HQ. She is also a worker in the International Women Prayer School (IWPC) hosted by Bishop Peace Okonkwo. She is also on the African Invasion Team of Dr. Mike Okonkwo, the Presiding Bishop of TREM. Rev. Lizzy would simply describe herself as a journalist/lecturer and a writer/publisher of God’s word. She is married to Deacon Nath

She is also a worker in the International Women Prayer School (IWPC) hosted by Bishop Peace Okonkwo. She is also on the African Invasion Team of Dr. Mike Okonkwo, the Presiding Bishop of TREM. Rev. Lizzy would simply describe herself as a journalist/lecturer and a writer/publisher of God’s word. She is married to Deacon Nath Ikem and they are blessed with five children.


TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

onwukaCalvin Emeka Onwuka is agraduate of Mass communication/Media Studies from a prestigious University of Lagos in 1992. Having played in the college team, represented the University at Football in soccer tournaments and won several cups and had also represented Nigeria at 1991 World Student Games in Sheffield, England.

He had previously worked with Aquila Concept Limited, Lagos Nigeria as Production Manager. (1994-September 1998).  He was at the head of the team that acquired the TV rights to Italian Series: A broadcast Rights for the territory of Nigeria. Also producing the first Home Video documentary in the Nigeria National Team titled “Eagles in Flight”, he had also previously worked with New Hall Media Ltd in Lagos Nigeria (2009 – June 2012) and produced a TV documentary “Making of the world Golden Eaglets” broadcast in Nigeria in November, 2009. He is a weekly columnist for

He is a weekly columnist for Supersport.com the website of DSTV – www.supersport.com/football/blogs/calvin-emeka-onwuka, he was an accredited journalist at the 2013 AFCON Tournament in South Africa which Nigeria won and at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 where he had access to the Nigerian Super Eagles during both tournaments. As a journalist he is one that puts integrity and professionalism at the forefront of his tasks leading to many sports personalities willing to be interviewed by him exclusively. He is passionate about football and how it can affect youths positively” He is a website publisher, documentary Maker and Sport writer.

As a journalist he is one that puts integrity and professionalism at the forefront of his tasks leading to many sports personalities willing to be interviewed by him exclusively. He is passionate about football and how it can affect youths positively” He is a website publisher, documentary Maker and Sport writer.


COPORATE AFFAIRS dcn-oforjiOfoji, Donald Chinedozi – Corporate Affairs/PRO Management Team Ofoji, Donald Chinedozi (Deacon), was born in Umuahia on 19th November, 1959 to the family of Mr & Mrs.. Rowland O. Ofoji of Alaenyi, Ogwa, in Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State. He attended St. Stephen’s School, Umuahia and later, due to the civil war, St. Peter’s School, Alaenyi, Ogwa: 1965-1972. In 1973, he entered Obazu Community Secondary School, Mbieri, where he got his WASC/GCE O/level in 1977. He worked with the Smallholder Oil Palm Project, Owerri, as a Field Assistant, between 1978 and 1981. In 1981, Donald got admission into the famous Institute of Management and Technology(IMT), Enugu, where he got OND in General Arts with Upper Credit, and did his compulsory one year Industrial Training in ACE Communications Ltd, Enugu, as a Graphic Designer and afterwards, went back to IMT, Enugu in 1984. He then specialised in Graphic Arts and graduated with Upper Credit in his Higher National Diploma(HND). Because of his versatility and his industrious nature as displayed in the orientation camp, the Ondo State NYSC felt he would be redundant if he served just as a Corp Artist in the NYSC Secretariat, Akure, hence posted him to serve simultaneously in both

He worked with the Smallholder Oil Palm Project, Owerri, as a Field Assistant, between 1978 and 1981. In 1981, Donald got admission into the famous Institute of Management and Technology(IMT), Enugu, where he got OND in General Arts with Upper Credit, and did his compulsory one year Industrial Training in ACE Communications Ltd, Enugu, as a Graphic Designer and afterwards, went back to IMT, Enugu in 1984. He then

He then specialised in Graphic Arts and graduated with Upper Credit in his Higher National Diploma(HND). Because of his versatility and his industrious nature as displayed in the orientation camp, the Ondo State NYSC felt he would be redundant if he served just as a Corp Artist in the NYSC Secretariat, Akure, hence posted him to serve simultaneously in both Mercyway Co. Ltd. and the NYSC Secretariat, Akure. After his service year in 1986/87, he was retained to work in Mercyway Co. Ltd. Akure as a Graphic Artist. In 1989, due to his desire to enter mainstream advertising, he moved to Lagos and worked with Delphi Communications Ltd., an Advertising and Public Relations Agency as a Visualizer/Finished Artist.

After about five months on this job, he got another offer and moved to Intermark Associates Ltd. Where he worked as a Senior Visualizer/Studio Manager till he resigned in 1992 to start his own company - Donald Rowlands Ltd., an Advertising, Public Relations and Printing outfit which he runs till date. Donald is an Associate Registered Practitioner in Advertising (ARPA) of the Advertising Practitioners Council Of Nigeria (APCON). He is also an exhibiting artist and has had many commissions too numerous to mention.

He has been part of a couple of joint exhibitions and in 2013 and 2015, had three successful solo exhibitions in Lagos. Donald is a natural leader and has gone through many leadership trainings/seminars. He was ordained a deacon in the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) in 2000, and in 2006, he was one of the few selected by TREM to pioneer the School Of Ministry in God’s Army Bible College, Lagos. He is a lover of sports and believes in the development of the total man. He is always passionate in doing anything he is engaged in. He is currently the 

In 1989, due to his desire to enter mainstream advertising, he moved to Lagos and worked with Delphi Communications Ltd., an Advertising and Public Relations Agency as a Visualizer/Finished Artist. After about five months on this job, he got another offer and moved to Intermark Associates Ltd. Where he worked as a Senior Visualizer/Studio Manager till he resigned in 1992 to start his own company - Donald Rowlands Ltd., an Advertising, Public Relations and Printing outfit which he runs till date. Donald is an Associate Registered Practitioner in Advertising (ARPA) of the Advertising Practitioners Council Of Nigeria (APCON).

He is also an exhibiting artist and has had many commissions too numerous to mention. He has been part of a couple of joint exhibitions and in 2013 and 2015, had three successful solo exhibitions in Lagos. Donald is a natural leader and has gone through many leadership trainings/seminars. He was ordained a deacon in the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) in 2000, and in 2006, he was one of the few selected by TREM to pioneer the School Of Ministry in God’s Army Bible College, Lagos. He is a lover of sports and believes in the development of the total man. He is always passionate in doing anything he is engaged in. He is currently the 

He is also an exhibiting artist and has had many commissions too numerous to mention. He has been part of a couple of joint exhibitions and in 2013 and 2015, had three successful solo exhibitions in Lagos. Donald is a natural leader and has gone through many leadership trainings/seminars. He was ordained a deacon in the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) in 2000, and in 2006, he was one of the few selected by TREM to pioneer the School Of Ministry in God’s Army Bible College, Lagos. He is a lover of sports and believes in the development of the total man. He is always passionate in doing anything he is engaged in. He is currently the  Corperate Affairs and PRO of the TREM Footbal Academy (TFA). Donald is married to Esohe S. Ofoji and they are blessed with four children - Chinemerem, Chisom, Chidinma and Chidera.


ADMIN /ACCOUNT OFFICER michael-okoh-adminMichael Okoh is a prolific administrator, investment expert and a great thinker. He, a director of different company, had previously worked in both the scouting and coaching departments before being promoted to his current role in January 2015.

He has been an important part of the first team management structure since its establishment in June 2014, and now supports the work of the first team manager, leading the Academy’s international and domestic scouting network, and assists in driving the technical programmes of our Academy and international youth network. A defender, and a graduate from Lagos State University in Accounting and Finance. Three years later with a Certificate in political sciences from Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education having also played college soccer.

His football career continued in street soccer and young professional’s fc even when graduated from the University. Michael then returned to the college where he played in the college tournament a game his team won. Michael won 7 cups for the college in total and played in the 1994 all college tournaments, missing the first game and a soccer trial in United Kingdom through the death of his Father. After hanging up his boots, he moved to TREM Football Academy where he works  as an Account Officer in Admin/Account.

He has attended many leadership and business seminars in Nigeria and abroad and has received many awards as “ICON OF PEACE”. Michael, a self-taught IT has acquired a wide array of software applications, such as Peachtree Accounting Software, Human Manager (Human Resource, Payroll, and Database Administration Software), and Web Content Management Software.


ugochukwuUgochukwu Ezeagwula – Branding/Social Media Management Team Growing up in a challenging environment, Ugo built up an appetite for hard work from an early age. He began his design career as a freelance web and graphics designer as an undergraduate.

During this period, he developed an in-depth knowledge for creative designs. Ugochukwu is a highly creative mind and an exceptional brand strategist. An award winning Alumnus of the prestigious Orange Academy (Africa's 1st School of Integrated Brand Experience).

He has been involved in numerous brand activation projects and has spoken at several seminars and workshops within and outside Nigeria. He is the founder of Identita Brand Concepts Limited, a leading Brand Communication company based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Beyond branding and digital marketing, he is a social analyst, a youth leader and a change agent. He has initiated and co-initiated various projects including the widely followed National Online Assembly (NOA), Conference of Business Leaders (CBL), YPL Young Professionals Network and has held various National Youth Leadership Positions. He is the convener of the prestigious Emerging Business Leaders Conference, an annual event that brings together young professionals and entrepreneurs for knowledge sharing, capacity building and networking.

A graduate of Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, he is a Certified International Trade & Logistics Specialist (CITLS) from the International Import -Export Institute (IIEI), Arizona, USA and also holds a certificate in Integrated Brand Experience (IBX) from Orange Academy. He holds a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from Digital Marketing Institute, United Kingdom and a Certificate in Enterprise Management from the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University (Lagos Business School). He is also an alumnus of Brand School, South Africa.

He has attended various courses, seminars and workshops on branding, digital marketing, personal effectiveness and leadership both within and outside Nigeria. He was the only Nigerian invited to present a paper at the Ghana Digital Marketing Summit 2014 and was also a panelist at the 2015 edition of Mobile West Africa Conference. Ugo is an Associate Pastor at The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM). He believes strongly in the famous words of Benjamin Franklin that "there is never a good knife made of bad steel".


emmanuelOparah Emmanuel – Branding Management Team A great and insightful young mind with adept creative perspectives into various subject matters pertaining to both corporate and personal brand building. A team player, person of amiable personality, with knack for challenges and a great zeal for achievements.

A Chemical Engineering graduate but one with a humongous experience in Creative Brand building and repositioning through training. In his working closely with clients and project management teams, series of innovative programs and products have been built that respond to the ever-changing marketplace.

As the technology has evolved, so has been the adaptation to the changing playing field and has led to his playing a key role in the building of more than 150 clients that includes senior managers and decision makers at some of the biggest consumer brands, organizations and advertising agencies. Emmanuel had a very active involvement in grassroot football; having played the Malta Guinness Principal’s Cup, and was an academy player with Pepsi Football Academy.

He is passionate about football and sports development in general and has thrown his humongous wealth of brand experience into several sporting projects. He is at present Head, Creative Services and Art Director at Agile Communications Limited, Nigeria’s foremost Integrated Advertising and Brand Communications Outfit and also Chief Creative officer at Doch&kell Nigeria. He is happily married to the ever-graceful Irene Emmanuel-Oparah, daughter of Ex-Green Eagles Player, Martin Eyo and blessed with a daughter, Reena.



OUR COACHES Mr ADESINA SOLOMON PETER- (Technical Director) Solomon Adesina Peter was born 26th July to the family of Adesina a Nigeria. He played football and  in his quest and love for soccer as a player, having played for Federal Ministry of Works Fc, in 1978-1981, Flour Mills Fc in 1982-1983 and also A.S. Requin, R.B to mention but a few. He moved to Nigeria Coaching Training Institute where he studied soccer coaching with certificate.

He also acquired C.A.F Advance Coaching Certificate, British Council /F.A Coaching Certificate, C.A.F intermediate Coaching Certificate and N.I.S Advanced Certificate (Football). With his wealth of experience, he move to work Before going to coaching Institute, he had played in the school team, a game prefect, and became a captain in Abutu Secondary School, Benue State in 1999-2002.

He had also won several competitions. Captain and Medalist: Principal Cup- Mary Knoll College Okuku Cross River State in 2003. Owner and chief Coach of Paulosinia Football Club, Nigeria Football Federation Challenge cup:  Chief Coach Danguji Football Club, Best Coach award and Gold medalist: Charismas Cup, The Nigeria Police College Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria 2010, 2011. He was also the winner of all youth football tournament Republic of Benin as the Chief Coach of Dangaji FC in 2012.

He joined Staruf Football Club in February 2012, played and won six gold medal, three semi final and two quarter finals. He had also worked as a Coach in Unity Football Club in 2014 briefly before coming to the prestigious TREM football Academy as the Chief Coach. He previously worked as both head of opposition scouting and assistant first team coach under Peter Rufai aka DODO MAYANA Ex- international working along siade with Segun Fetuga  aka Billy Fetuga ex- Green eagle captain.

The pair worked together between 2012 and 2013, the tail end of a playing career for the former Nigerian international, who made his debut in 1989. Mr OLUSEGUN FETUGA- (Team Manager) Mr ADEFEMI ADEBAYO- (Assistant Coach) Mr PAUL AKPA OKACHE – Paul Akpa was born on 26th July to the family of Akpa of Okoma in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State of Nigeria. He attended his in Abutu Secondary School in Benue State, due to his quest and love for soccer as a player, he moved to Nigeria Coaching Training Institute where he studied soccer coaching with certificate.

Before going to coaching Institute, he had played in the school team, a game prefect, and became a captain in Abutu Secondary School, Benue State in 1999-2002. He had also won several competitions. Captain and Medalist: Principal Cup- Mary Knoll College Okuku Cross River State in 2003. Owner and chief Coach of Paulosinia Football Club, Nigeria Football Federation Challenge cup:  Chief Coach Danguji Football Club, Best Coach award and Gold medalist: Charismas Cup,

The Nigeria Police College Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria 2010, 2011. He was also the winner of all youth football tournament Republic of Benin as the Chief Coach of Dangaji FC in 2012. He joined Staruf Football Club in February 2012, played and won six gold medal, three semi final and two quarter finals. He had also worked as a Coach in Unity Football Club in 2014 briefly before coming to the prestigious TREM football Academy as the Chief Coach. He previously worked as both head of opposition scouting and assistant first team coach under Peter Rufai aka DODO MAYANA Ex- international working along siade with Segun Fetuga  aka Billy Fetuga ex- Green eagle captain.

The pair worked together between 2012 and 2013, the tail end of a playing career for the former Nigerian international, who made his debut in 1989. He also acquired C.A.F Advance Coaching Certificate, British Council /F.A Coaching Certificate, C.A.F intermediate Coaching Certificate and N.I.S Advanced Certificate (Football).  

INCREDIBLE NUMBERS

TFA Participants

We are glad to have impacted this number of lives and counting in these few years of operation. They have been taught by seasoned professional Coaches

Academies and Schools

Our Free Soccer Clinic has empowered numerous participating schools and football academies from far and wide.

Professionals

We have worked with seasoned professionals like Golden Eaglet Captain Segun Fetuga aka Billy an Ex-international and formal Golden Eaglets Captain, Coach Paul Akpa (Morinho), Coach Emmanuel Ibeh, Coach Afred Osazuwa and others in our free soccer clinics.

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