Bafode Cavalho - Academy Head Coach & Owner

Bafode Carvalho was formed at the same football academy as Nani (former Man United star) and played professionally at Estoril (Portugal), alongside Marco Silva (current Fulham FC manager). His whole life has been around football and that has taken him to countries such as Portugal, Cyprus and China.

Our mission is to develop talents and make our young footballers understand the game while acquiring skills that will be useful for the rest of their lives, on and off the pitch! We’ll do this within a positive and enthusiastic environment.
Our coaching brand is a European style of playing football. All CIFA members are coached and managed by a former professional and international player
We are connected with over 50 professional football clubs worldwide. We are also connected to the biggest football agents and agencies in the world.
We have the support and endorsement of international football players and managers, including Manchester United FC and Portugal legend Luis Nani as well as Great managers like former Everton’s coach Marco Silva.

All the mentioned and more, follows our achievements and are in contact with CIFA regularly.

Once in a lifetime experience like visiting professional training grounds. Stadium tours I.E, FC Barcelona’s (Camp Nou). We have professional player visits and give our players a chance to do one-on-one and Q&A sessions.

We attend an international tournament at least once a year and play in nationwide tournaments. Carvalho Football Academy players have trialled at Chelsea Football Club Academy and signed at Ipswich Town Football Academy.

Carvalho International Football Academy is a platform that provides the tools required to think and play like future elite players. We’ll do this within a positive and enthusiastic environment.