Omogbehin's 'Football Black List' Inclusion

Tuesday 12 November 2019 15:55

We’d like to congratulate joint Under-23s Head Coach Colin Omogbehin who has earned a place on the ‘Football Black List’.

The list celebrates African and Caribbean achievement in sport and is split into seven categories including; media, administration, coaching and management, commercial, community, practitioners and Cyrille Regis Players. 

He is heavily involved in his own founded initiative ‘Junior Elite’ which spots the next crop of talent in London, further strengthening his reputation in developing excellence. These players often find their way into Fulham’s academy age groups.

Omogbehin is in excellent company, entering alongside the likes of Sadio Mane, Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and Eni Aluko. 

After receiving the news, Omogbehin spoke to of his pride at being included.

“I felt, proud, excited and very humbled to be included amongst my peers who have done very well in creating black excellence. To be announced in the same breath as them and past winners was a great feeling.

“If you look at the names that have been nominated; these people have done amazing things for the game. Regardless of the nomination, I always want to work hard to try and help these players from a recruitment side and coaching side to get them to be the best they can be.”

He continued: “If I can enjoy some of the previous successes I’ve had in 21 years as a coach both with my grassroots club Junior Elite, my former club Crystal Palace and now Fulham then I’ll be very happy.

“Junior Elite stands alone in terms of the players that have passed through the system that will keep the name and history of it alive.”