Two weeks of spectacular soccer in the U.S. for soccer fanatics going into 5th – 7th grade (July 14-28, 2019)


  • Participation in USA Cup, holding at the largest soccer complex on earth in Blaine, MN!! Players receive USA Cup soccer bag & souvenirs

  • A week of soccer camp at Village Creek Bible Camp, Lansing, IA

  • Scenic tours/lunch on the Mississippi River

  • Day of sightseeing in New York

  • French practice during layovers in Paris

Itinerary in July:

14        Leave Ibadan for Lagos – Air France flight leaves at 10:25 pm

15        Arrive Minneapolis 12:14 pm and check in at USA CUP & Northwestern University

            Evening Opening Ceremony

16-20    USA Cup Soccer Tournament

21        End of Tournament & check out of Northwestern University

            Scenic drive to Lansing, Iowa with lunch along the Mississippi River

22-26    Soccer Camp at Village Creek Camp

27        Leave Iowa & fly to NY (visit Statue of Liberty)

28        Arrive Lagos at 7:35 pm (parents to pick up children from Lagos)

Cost Implications:                                                               Charges

Ticket (Air France)                                                                                                         N 666,194

Paris airport (4.5 hours) – snacks/food                                                       $ 20

US Visa (if you don’t have one)                                                              $ 165

USA Cup – accommodation, 3 meals/day, transportation                         $ 505

USA Cup – individual player fee + team contribution                                $ 120

Soccer Camp – accommodation, meals/snacks, free t-shirt, training          $ 368

Transportation, sightseeing, meals (to and fro Minnesota/Iowa)                $ 110

Transportation, sightseeing, meals in New York City                                $ 110

Administrative charges ($=US incidentals , =N=trips to Lagos, etc)              $ 100  + N 20,000                  

                                                                                                  $ 1,498 + N 686,194

Chaperones for various stages of the trip:

Trip to U.S.:      Ms. Amanda, Coach Sam, Mr. Felix

USA Cup:         Ms. Ifolo, Coach Sam, Mr. Felix

                        Final day (Equi & Karen Nwulu)

Trip to Iowa:     Equi and Karen Nwulu

Camp:              Professional camp staff

Trip from Iowa:  Equi and Karen Nwulu

Trip to Nigeria:  Equi and Karen Nwulu, Coach Sam, Mr. Felix


More Information

ACA has taken teams to USA Cup in 2002 (under 12), 2005 (2 teams – under 12, under 15) and 2009 (guest players).  Ms. Ifolo resides a few minutes from Blaine, and was the coach for the 2005 team. 

It is advised that those with U.S. visas should pay and register immediately to ensure best prices. If, for any reason, ACA is not able to take an entire team, players could still participate as guest players on US teams (as we have done in the past) and also attend soccer camp.  University scouts attend USA Cup to recruit soccer players for their universities.

Best possible soccer players in 8th – 10th grade could also play as guest players and attend a Teen 2 Camp at Village Creek for the same cost.  However, deadline for payment is March 9 (or camp price increases by $20)


Additional costs: 2 Coaches = $6,000 (tickets + visas + accommodation/meals) + jerseys, gift souvenirs to give out           

Registration Form

Name of Parent/Ward
Name of Parent/Ward
Name of Child *
Name of Child
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Do you have a valid US Visa *
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