The Creative Championship

Manager Profile

Olajide Akinyelu

Personal Details

Country of Birth
Joined Club
October 12 2013
Date of Birth
Creative Championship Debut Match:
Gbagada 1 – 0 Ijebu United November 22nd 2020

Manager Bio

Olajide Akinyelu has been Gbagada’s head coach since October 2013. With his dream of becoming a pro-footballer not being realistic at a particular stage of his career, Olajide soon found his potentials in coaching.

He began his coaching career at NIS (National Institute for Sports) in Lagos where he completed his Advanced (2013) and Diploma (2017) in coaching.Olajide is also Coerver certified, MBP certified (Masters in High-Performance Football) and a CAF C (2017) licensed coach.

He was awarded “Best Coach” of the tournament at the 2016 Lagos FA Cup competition with Gbagada FC getting to the quarterfinals defeating the defending champion and NPFL sides in the same year as a non-league club.

In 2018, he took Gbagada Football Club from a non-league side to the tier-4 league (NLO2) and gained promotion to tier-3 (NLO1) in their debut season. He won his first major trophy in 2020 at the league cup finals of The Creative Championship amidst several other competitions he had won as a non-league with the club.