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Meet Ayotunde Adelakun, The Scout Who Loves Super Eagles of Nigeria

Ayotunde Adelakun

  • First Assistant, Head of Scouting and Technical Staff Welfare Manager of the Nigeria senior national football team (the Super Eagles). Was at the World Cup in Russia in 2018, and was at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, winning the bronze medal with the team..
  •  Personal Development Coach specializing in building Mindset,
  • Book Author at Book title: LIFE’S JOURNEY FROM DREAMLAND

30+ Years in Football

Tunde is a professionally trained estate surveyor who, early on in his estate career, chose to chart a course for himself in his hobby of football rather than his profession.

Whilst he did not make the grade as a first class football player, he chose to transform his pitfalls into positivity and that is what he has been doing throughout his career, while imparting his knowledge and advice to people from all facets of life.

He has always been determined to make a mark in football, despite not being able to professionally play the game itself.

International Football Experience

Tunde embarked on a journey into all corners of the football industry worldwide. It has been an eventful 25-year career that has spanned from football journalism to football marketing; football politics and lobbying to players’ welfare management, mentoring and coaching (at the highest levels of World Cup football).

Tunde is impacting his world with incisive, thought provoking and exhilarating articles and write ups as well as   best selling books and publications that cut across several fields of endeavour and true life experiences


Follow my thoughts as i lead you through a journey that cuts across life, goings on around the world we live in and my experiences in and outside of football. My thoughts are illuminating and can be engaging

Today, Tunde has carved a niche as a versatile speaker. motivator. personal development advocate. mindset kickstarter. loaded with all round football experiences.

As a speaker- Tunde Speaks

As a speaker, Tunde is available online for a live chat on varied areas of interest on his website – Let’s Chat on www.tundeadelakun.com on the following days:

  • Monday

    8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

  • Tuesday

    8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

  • Wed – Friday

    8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

  • Sat – Sunday

    8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    Working with the Super Eagles of Nigeria
  • As backroom staff member of the Super Eagles,of Nigeria, Ayotunde Adelakun has devoted his life to lifting the Nigerian senior national team to glory days again through his excellent scouting strategy for Gernot Rohr.- a process that has seen many hidden Nigerian talents flung all around the world come to fore for fatherland.  Sometimes too he has also come under occasional  media attack on his strategy as well as player selection approach of coach Gernot Rohr. for the national team. Tunde does not hesitate to explain why players in the domestic league were often ignored in Super Eagles’ selection.

    Tunde’s popular comments on Super Eagles

  • My job includes sourcing for credible talented footballers of Nigerian heritage around the world, has yielded fruits in the past four years he has been working with Rohr.
  • “Scouting for players overseas is easy for me because there is a special software device I use to track Nigerian foreign-based players’ performance online.
  • “Any Nigerian player that is doing fine in Europe, if I get his contact and data, I watch his clips and study his performance. After this process, if I am satisfied, I will recommend to Rohr and he will also assess the player before taking the step to approach the player in his base.
  • :  “. Rohr does not ‘ignore NPFL players’.

Tunde as an Author- Life’s Journey From Dreamland

  • Tunde’s latest book is a  book that reflects on how dreams start, and the transitional steps that every individual goes through to attain realisation of their dreams.

    An example of an aspiring footballer, how it all started, and how differently it could all end but with a firm focus on the initial dream, the interest, the passion and the making of the person. 

  • Feel free to get in touch anytime.

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