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AS Elite Goalkeeping Academy, trains 52 Youngsters as goalkeepers in Sierra Leone

An established goalkeeping academy, AS Elite Academy, has commenced training of young men wanting to build a career path in football, specifically as goalkeepers.

With the multitude of talented young men in Sierra Leone, many who have expressed the desire to be goalkeepers were unaware about the availability of such an academy, dedicated to honing their talent.

With this first hand knowledge, Idrissa Kallon, a former goalkeeper who represented 13th Legion and Fourah Bay United took it upon himself to establish the AS Elite goalkeeping academy in 2022.

Kallon who recently hosted a training session for youngsters at the Fourah Bay field, said talent is essential but finessing skill takes patience and determination from both trainee and trainer.

According to Kallon, some of his trainees are working with teams of future legends, dreams foundation, Hada FC, Biddy and Wessels already and his task at hand is to ensure they become heavily sought after. where he shared useful insights on goalkeeping.

Andy Sheridan, the CEO of the AS Elite Academy and a former goalkeeper himself, shared with us his vows to support the academy's vision and create a viable environment for growth.

With the right support, the academy has the potential to produce world-class goalkeepers who can help the Leone Stars achieve success on the international stage.


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