We change the rules

Changing the rules

Actions speak louder than words, therefore we proudly present some of our latest achievements! Over the years we have been able to change the rules many times but it is only with thanks to the determination of our pupils that we have been able to change the game! Here are some examples of those achievements

Emmanuel Yeboah

When I signed my contract just last year I was at a difficult point in my life. My family needed financial support and I was unable to provide it. My previous team and agent were unsympathetic to my situation. They did not care much for my development and pushed me to progress before I felt I was ready. I left and broke the terms of my contract at the earliest opportunity and I was left with nothing. I found myself unemployed with a family depending on me. Football is all I've ever known. I used to skip classes to escape to the playground to play and now what? Am I destined to work on a farm for the rest of my life? I couldn't begin to imagine what that would be like. Thank God I ended up meeting one of the FootballChange scouts - Gbenga Oluwanifise. He understood my situation, I didn't need much development and I wasn't in it for the prestige but I did have talent and was in need of a reliable income. He contacted Mr. Thornton and after 2 weeks I was on a plane to try out for a new team. They may not be a team that is high up on my wish list but it gave me the opportunity to earn a living and support my family by doing the only thing I'm really any good at - football. Thank you FootballChange, I will never forget you and you'll be forever in my prayers.

Orji Okwonkwo

My adventure with FootballChange began at the end of 2014. It was a very difficult time for me. My football career was hanging in the balance as I had a serious knee injury and I knew that nobody wanted to wait for me to recover. Competition among players in modern football is so fierce that if you are absent even for a short time, you might well be forgotten and this was the situation I was in. I know what it's like to have a slippery agent and a greedy club. I am writing this as you may be in a similar position and to tell you that you are in the right place! At FootballChange they are more like a family than just agents. They gave me a chance and believed that I could be a good player once again. All I needed was a chance to prove my worth and that's exactly what I did. Now I can do what I love the most and I can take care of my family by playing football. Thank you so much FootballChange for your patience. I will never forget your kindness!

Samson Iyede Onomigho

I have been with FootballChange for two years now and I don't regret it. I must admit that I imagined it all to be completely different. I thought that soon after signing a contract with the agency, the next day I would be flying off to try out for Real Madrid. I can confirm that this is not the case. FootballChange will provide you with everything you'll need to further your career. In my case it was a new club. I signed a contract with FC Ebedei just before the end of the transfer window. Until this day I think that this was the happiest moment of my life but I still believe I can be even better. Mr. Thornton says he believes I can do better too but it's up to me to make that happen. I can assure you that FootballChange will do all in their power to help you progress but it all depends on your individual determination, commitment and dedication.

Emmanuel Gyas

I signed my contract with FootballChange in January 2015 and I'd like to start by saying that if you think simply signing a contract with a professional agency equals a great career you are mistaken. You will undeniably find a family atmosphere at FootballChange and you can always count on their help but it's down to you and your hard work if you are to be successful. It is with this understanding that I learned the meaning of Mr. Thornton's motto - We change the rules but only You can change the game. It's so true! FootballChange can send you to clubs for tests but it will not pass them for you. I must confess that it took me a while before I truly understood this, hence why my career break was so long. Fortunately Mr. Thornton never gave up on me and kept giving me motivation. Now, after playing for two seasons in my club, I know that everything must be achieved through hard work even when surrounded by such wonderful people like those at FootballChange. I can honestly say they're like a family to me. I am the priority, much more so than the money I can earn them. Thank you, all of you. I am so grateful to be doing the thing I love the most.

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