JMG ACADEMY has been in existence since 1993 with the creation of its first Academy in the Ivory Coast (1993 to 2001), and is renowned worldwide for its success in producing a crop of internationally-known players such as: EBOUE, BOKA, TIENE, ROMARIC, YAYA TOURE, KOLO TOURE, ZOKORA, ARUNA DINDANE, KALOU, GERVINHO, BAKY KONE, ETC.
We operated academies in several countries: IVORY COAST, MALI, ALGERIA, EGYPT, GHANA, VIETNAM (2 ACADEMIES), BELGIUM, MADAGASCAR AND THAILAND.
We own and operate our academies in Mali and in Ivory Coast. We also operate 2 soccer academies in Vietnam in collaboration with NutiFood
The last phase of our professional involvement is the promotion and transfer of the players to local clubs in the country of the Academy where their training took place. This process has enabled us to foster many valuable contacts worldwide and, particularly, in Europe. However, we are now looking to develop new privileged relations with a few clubs in various other countries to give us new, enhanced ways of facilitating the integration of the players and consequently likely enhancing and optimizing both the transfer process and the success of the players.
Our players leave our Academies following their successful completion of a training program between 6 and 8 years. We recruit promising youngsters at the ages of 11 and 12 (weighing under 34 kgs for those from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to prevent “age fraud”, an issue rampant in those countries) and take them in hand totally free of charge (training, education, schooling, upkeep, food, accommodation, medical care, travel etc..). Consequently, our only income is derived from the transfer of these players further down the line, which in effect strongly motivates our quest for maximum performance and success.