Oyo’s Game-Changer for Youth Empowerment, Jubril Dotun Sanusi Strikes Again: On the Hunt for Football’s Hidden Gems in Africa


Oyo State is about to become the breeding ground for Africa’s next generation of football superstars as the dynamic CEO of Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, Jubril Dotun Sanusi, is on the prowl once again, this time in Ghana, seeking out Africa’s next footballing superstars to add to his growing collection of talent at the renowned Ilaji Sports Resort International Academy.

In the wake of Nigeria’s defeat to Ivory Coast in the WAFU Zone B Under-17 Semi-final, Sanusi and his team of expert scouts were not deterred from their mission.


Instead, they continued to scour the pitches, identifying potential diamonds in the rough that could be nurtured and polished into world-class athletes at Ilaji Sports Resort.

With his efforts to support professionalism and bring global attention to young African footballers, Jubril Dotun Sanusi understands the importance of fostering a nurturing environment for young talent, recognizing the potential of sports to lift people out of poverty and provide a pathway to success.


This vision of Jagun Olubadan of Ibadanland has far-reaching implications for the future of Oyo State. By prioritizing youth empowerment and sports development, he is sowing the seeds of economic and social transformation that will bear fruit for generations to come.

By providing young people with opportunities to excel in the world of sports, Engr Jubril Dotun Sanusi is not just investing in the players themselves, but also in the wider community.

This investment will ultimately lead to increased employment opportunities, increased tourism, and a stronger sense of pride and identity for the people of Oyo State.

As Sanusi’s scouting team returns home to start the second phase with new prospects at Ilaji Sports Resort, the people of Oyo State can be rest assured that their future is in good hands, with this visionary leader committed to unlocking the boundless potential of the state’s youth.

The Ilaji Sports Resort has become a beacon of hope for aspiring footballers, providing a state-of-the-art training facility, top-notch coaching, and ample opportunities for exposure on the international stage. Sanusi’s relentless pursuit of talent is a testament to his deep commitment to his community and his country.

Sanusi’s vision reaches far beyond the walls of the Ilaji Sports Resort. As a passionate advocate for football development in Oyo State and Africa as a whole, his ultimate goal is to transform the region into a shining example of what can be achieved through the power of youth empowerment and sports excellence.

By cultivating the talents of young footballers from all corners of Oyo State, he is paving the way for a new era of success, not just for the state, but for the entire continent.


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