Youth is the best time to start a football career. Footballers play until a certain age. In most cases, players leave football before they are 40. But parents demand from their children to get a degree first. What should you do if you want to play football but you have to study? Combine, like Okeme Eleojo has done it.
Okeme Eleojo arrived to Ukraine from Nigeria 10 years ago. He got a PhD degree and became a professional footballer. He currently plays for Al-Karkh SC in Iraqi premier league. He has his own football team in Kharkov. He trains amateurs and helps them to become professionals.
We met Okeme at the football tournament, which was conducted by MyStudying in 2017. Okeme’s team FC Dynamic won the championship. We’ve asked Okeme what the newbie has to do to become a professional footballer and study at the same time.
FC Dynamic players
“The agent who did the invitation promised me that I would be picked up at the airport and taken to football trials. But the guy who met me at the airport responded that he didn’t know anything about football. He didn’t even watch football. I was so confused. The agent in Nigeria had fooled me and my parents.”
We’ll help you to study and play football in Ukraine. A representative of MyStudying will meet you at the airport and take you to the university. After that we’ll connect you with Okeme or one of his assistants and you’ll become a part of FC Dynamic. You don’t need to pay anything. The coach finance the team.
FC Dynamic in 2017
“I was fooled and I couldn’t find any way to play football. But I saw other good footballers from Africa and Asia. I called my mom and asked her to send me money to buy jerseys and boots, to rent a pitch and everything.”
That’s the story about how the FC Dynamic was created. Now Okeme earns enough money to finance the team by himself.
FC Dynamic plays in an amateur league. They’ve won a lot of competitions: Metalist international league, Kharkov Football Federation student league, Kharkov winter league, KhNURE Cup, etc.
Everybody can join the team anytime. You will train and get an experience. If you are a good footballer you will be taken for the trials. It is an opportunity to start playing professional football.
Okeme Eleojo with the other foreigners has got degree at the Kharkiv University of Radioelectronics
“When I was studying I had my team and I was playing for Arsenal Kharkiv. We traveled to Kiev, Zaporozhye, Lviv, Ternopil. And sometimes during the week, I had to travel. I took excuse from my university. They knew that I’m a footballer and I never had any problems with them. My lecturers knew if I wasn’t in a class I was in football and vice versa.”
Combining studying and playing football is easy in Ukraine. Okeme has got PhD degree in the field of Economics cybernetics. Now he writes books when he has no training. He’s going to become a professor.
He lives in Ukraine for 10 years and he’d been meeting many international students. Okeme knows for sure that universities schedule allows playing football. Students study in the first half of a day and play in the second.
FC Dynamic has won the Metalist Student Cup
“Be a good footballer and serious. And you have to be disciplined. There is a guy. He came to Ukraine and joined my team. I knew him for just three months but for that three months he never missed trainings. Serious, good footballer, everything. I called my agent and asked him to take that guy for the trials. Now he plays in Lebanon premier league as a professional footballer.”
So, you have to be serious and disciplined to be taken for trials.
Best players get an opportunity to enter a professional football
“As a professional footballer I have an agent now. I always talk to my agent to help my players in FC Dynamic. He asks other agents to take some of the players for trials.”
There are football trials in winter and summer every year. Applicants show coaches their skills. Best footballers get offers to start playing for professional teams.
The short video about Okeme Eleojo and his team
“I got PhD degree and after one month the Mauritius football club Curepipe Starlight SC offered me to play professional football.”
Okeme Eleojo had been playing 8 years before he was invited to a professional league. He had created the team because he hadn’t had other ways to play. Your career may be easier because you have a platform to start.
Football is the most popular sport in the world. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries. Footballers also have huge salaries. Cristiano Ronaldo earned $93 million last year. You will earn more if you make your decision now.
Choose both education and football. We will contact you and answer all your questions. We’ll help you to arrive in Ukraine and take you to the Okkeme’s team. All you need to do is to fill this simple application. Hurry up to join the FC Dynamic till the club has vacancies.