The New Year has come and we’re happy to say that its been a wonderful 2017, we have worked together as a team, as an institution and above all as a family. We have achieved so much together from our major acquisition of CD Portosantense, transfer deals, improvements in all round developments of the players and also in constant improvements of all our facilities. i say its been a great year and i say big thank you to the management team, staff, players and our beloved fans for their unquestionable support and strength to strive for greatness and perfection.
Martin I. Apugo
DFA President acquires main stake in Club SAD of Portosantense making him the main shareholders of the club which was approved by the General Assembly on June 28. A club which was founded in 1948, Portosantense is currently active in the AF Madeira Division of Honor, an antechamber to the Portuguese Championship.
The Nigerian philanthropist Martin Apugo whose main motive is to take the youth of the street while making them productive through football will be taking official presentation with partnership of the club.
The Executive Governor of Abia State Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu visited Diamond Football Academy Stadium which is under construction since last year ground breaking. The Governor among other dignitaries such as Hon. Chukwudi Apugo who is the Representative of Umuahia East Constituency were welcomed by the President of DFA Hon. Martin I. Apugo officially to the ongoing DFA stadium construction.
After the first showcasing match at ABSU training Pitch, the Norwegians Mr. Petter Norman, Mr. Yussoupha Fall and Mr. Fylling Trond alongside the DFA President Martin I. Apugo, DFA Secretary/ Legal Adviser Vitalis Anopue, Head of Media Onwugahlu Uche among other Management team and Media Crew went down to Diamond Football Academy ongoing stadium construction. The new stadium is seriously undergoing construction to meet up the deadline. Below are pictures from the visit.
Martin Ikechukwu Apugo the President of Diamond Football Academy is presently in an ongoing talks with the owners of R.A.A. Louviéroise a Belgian football club located in the city of La Louvière. The club whose full name is Royale Association Athlétique Louviéroise Nickname(s) Les Loups (The Wolves), RAAL it was Founded January 26, 1913 and was registered on March 30, 1913. It's ground is at Stade du Tivoli, La Louvière and has a Capacity of 13,500.
Ugoala who scored the third goal in the match against the Redeem International Sports Academy dedicates his first goal for the academy to the president Hon. Prince Ikechukwu Martin Apugo as his birthday gift behalf of the entire players. the President celebrated his birthday on 10th of February with a surprise birthday party.
On 17 December 2016, In conclusion for a successful 2016 football academic calendar which has a routine of having a two 11 A-side match being picked between the President and the General manager in pursuit for the Christmas Cup 2016. The captain of DFA Team President is Hon. Martin. I Apugo and the Captain of DFA Team GM is Prince Victor Apugo. In a very entertaining match between DFA Team President aand DFA Team GM came with a surprising margin at the first half of the match having DFA Team GM winning with a 3-0 margin against DFA Team President.
President of Diamond Football Academy Prince Martin Apugo after the completion of yet another edition of a successful Diamond Cup Tournament 2016 expresses his heartfelt appreciations to everyone. In his words and speech he says " I want to use this opportunity to thank everyone who has been present for this very occasion since 5th of December and had also followed it up to this very day being 7th which is the day we draw the curtains for 2016 Diamond Cup.
"Giving hope to the young and talented, creating Football that is entertaining, refreshing and unimaginably near perfection is mission of Diamond Football Academy Umuahia. Diamond Football Academy will continue to create world class players"
Ikechukwu Martin Apugo
Diamond Football Academy Umuahia is the No1 Football Academy In Nigeria centered mainly at creating players that will shake the world with extra ordinary football that is assumed not to be of this world giving rise to perfection and conduct both in and out of the pitch.