Sports Midfield Profile
Sports Midfield Agency is a players, coaches, football club sports management company that deals with both amateur & professional players, clubs, schools and sports related organizations.
We represent male and female football players interests locally and internationally. We consult for, and represent both local and international Football clubs, and work closely with Football Associations.
Sports Midfield facilitate and create partnership between local and international sports / corporate businesses. Mediate between local clubs, schools, sponsors, governing bodies and foreign investors.
We scout through the development teams mostly playing in the African Countries National youth structures and European countries local clubs.
It is our primary aim to promote the talents of young African players where possible and to assist in giving them the opportunity to progress to their fullest through full school scholarships or opportunities to experience international football.
We have worked on projects to help develop and promote South African, Zimbabwean, Cameroonian and Nigerian Women football players, we invested in Soweto Ladies F.C. developing the talents of the young women players in South Africa and assisted in giving them the opportunity to progress to their fullest through full scholarships and opportunities to experience international football and overseas educational achievements.
We work with African scouts, intermediaries, football organizations in countries such as the Ivory coast, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho.
We strive to be African and south American players representatives to clubs in the Netherlands and rest of Europe, we are open to new partnership with only reputable agencies here in the EU. Sports Midfield is also looking to represent or work with Clubs inhouse or consult for Organizations that are looking to invest in African football or other sports through their CSI programs.
‘We are the engine room that connects people with Sports and keeps the Ball rolling’ says the agency’s director, Mike Fola Dokunmu who has over 25 years of experience in soccer industry first as a player, as a football coach, scout in talent identification, sports management, consulting for sports organizations and corporate looking to invest in sports.
Amongst highlights of his coaching experiences in the Soccer industry includes privilege to be part of the Supersport United FC Cup winning team as support technical staff in 2004/2005 and winning the Men’s Vodacom league (2nd Division) in the Northern Cape and qualifying for the National play-off in 2005/2006 and 2006/7 with Cemforce FC as Technical Director/Head Coach.
Mike Fola is a FIFA players agent licensed by SAFA. He is qualified with NIS Coaching diploma and SAFA level 2 license, whilst under Supersport United FC he attained KNVB Coaching license comparable UEFA B course, with elements of A- and Pro-level (especially the analysis of Pro-matches and special topics are on highest level). And the FA ‘UEFA B’ International Licence, member of the NSCAA. Fola is the first SA sports agent to give due recognition to South African Women soccer. His recent exposure of our women soccer talents to overseas professional Clubs has earned him recognition and respect in international sports business scene having shown genuine interest in youth developments across gender barrier and offering exceptional young talents the opportunity to be seen globally.
Mike Fola went on to bring in the very first Asian and Japanese professional player to ply his trade in the South African professional footballing history, and first of its kind in the African continent. With such vast experience in a challenging career having worked with professional soccer clubs and youth academy structures, he possesses very strong match analysis acumen, conversant in individual, group and team tactics methods of coaching, with skills and strategies for sports marketing and management, and identifying exceptional talents, excellent organizational, analytical, communication skills and team management with self-motivated personality. Fola is also a co-owner and director of a partner company based in North America in Canada, PatroDaniels Sports Inc. www.patrodaniels.com