Meet Coach Adeleke Abdulrasheed: The Chairmanship Aspirant for the Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Osun State Chapter

Coach Adeleke Abdulrasheed

Coach Adeleke Abdulrasheed Adediran’s journey in football has been a testament to his unwavering dedication to the sport, both as a player and as a coach. His extensive experience and notable achievements especially at grassroots level, reflect his commitment to the development of the beautiful game.

As he aspires to chair the Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Osun State Chapter, Coach Adeleke Abdulrasheed brings a wealth of knowledge and a vision to elevate the coaching community and foster football’s growth in the state.

Coach Adeleke Abdulrasheed
Coach Adeleke Abdulrasheed

For those who haven’t had the chance to meet him and for those who may not be familiar with his background, here’s a concise introduction to Coach Adeleke Abdulrasheed.


Coach Adeleke Abdulrasheed Adediran’s educational journey laid the foundation for his future endeavors. His academic pursuits include:

  • Sumratul Islamiyah Primary School, Olodi Apapa, Lagos
  • Prospect High School, Abanla, Ibadan
  • Osun State Polytechnic, ND Accountancy
  • Osun State Polytechnic, HND Accountancy
  • National College of Accountancy (2022-2024), pursuing PEB certification

Playing Career:

Adeleke Abdulrasheed’s journey as a footballer:

  • Greater Tomorrow, Olodi Apapa, Lagos (1973-1978)
  • Afprint FC, Iyana Isolo, Lagos State (1983-1984)
  • Volkswagen FC, Lagos (1984-1986)
  • Afprint FC, Iyana Isolo, Lagos (1986-1990)
  • NEPA FC, Lagos (1991-1994)
  • NEPA FC, Osogbo (1994-1997)

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Coaching Academics:

Adeleke Rasheed Adediran’s journey into coaching was marked by his commitment to learning and honing his skills. He attended the following coaching courses and seminars:

  • International Coaching Seminar, Pepsi Football Academy, Lagos (1998)
  • NFA Football Coaching Clinic (2004)
  • National Institute for Sports – Advance Coaching Football, Lagos (2008)
  • CAF Course “B” (in view, 2018)

Coach Adeleke Abdulrasheed Football Coaching Career:

Adeleke Rasheed Adediran’s transition from a player to a coach was seamless, and he made significant contributions in this capacity:

  • Youth Development Officer, Pepsi Football Academy, Osogbo (1998-1999)
  • Coach/Coordinator, Pepsi Football Academy, Osogbo (1999-2000)
  • Coach, Adeoti Babes FC, Osogbo (2000-2002)
  • Team Manager/Coach, Omidiran Babes FC (2002-2005)
  • Chief Coach, Olorunda United FC, Osogbo (2010-2012)
  • Technical Director, Leke Hamzat Football Academy, Osogbo (2013-2020)

Administrative Positions Held in the Past:

Adeleke Rasheed Adediran’s commitment to the football community extended to administrative roles:

  • Assistant Secretary, Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Osun State Chapter (2002-2010)
  • Secretary, Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Osun State Chapter (2010-2018)
  • Auditor, Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Osun State Chapter (2018-present)
  • Leader, Football Coaches Council, Osun State (2015-present)
  • General Manager, Hammola Int’l FC, Ido-Osun (2020-present)

Successful Attainments as a Coach:

Adeleke Rasheed Adediran’s coaching career is highlighted by notable achievements:

  • National 5-Aside U-15 Football Championship, Gold (1998)
  • National U-15 Football Competition, Gold (2000)
  • Osun State FA Cup, Runner-Up (Olorunda United, 2011 & 2012)
  • Osun State FA Cup, Runner-Up (Hammola Int’l FC, 2021)
  • Osun State FA Cup, Gold (Hammola Int’l FC, 2022)

Adeleke Abdulrasheed is a man of dedication and profound commitment to football in Osun State. His journey in the beautiful game especially at grassroots level has been marked by milestones that reflect his unwavering passion.

From all indications, Coach Leke as he is fondly called possesses the expertise to address the issues we currently face in the realm of football. Wouldn’t you prefer to cast your vote for the advancement of our football?