Lawali Soumalia- Coach

Coaching License: GRASSROOTS  7V7.

Playing Experience: I  played NCAA Division II  for 4 years( From 2002-2005) as a Member of UDC Soccer Team. We went to the Division Championship my first year. We lost to Mercyhurst University. 

Personal Achievements: NCAA Division II runner up(2002), All Academic Student Athlete (02,03,04).

Birth Place:  MARADI, NIGER

Playing Bio: I've been playing Soccer since I was 3 years old. I love the game more than I could describe. I've made my schools Team from Elementary School , middle School to High School back in Niger. I  joined UDC Soccer Team in 2002 as a freshman where I went on to play until 2005. I was all Academic Student Athlete in 3 out of the 4 years. I played as a midfielder. I played every position in the midfield and I have been used as Striker from time to time. I was a Co-Captain my Senior year at UDC. I don't recall how many goals I have scored or assisted. 

Favorite Team(s):  Real Madrid

Favorite Player(s): Ronaldinho

Favorite Coach:  Carlos Alberto Pareira

Favorite Soccer Moment: Oh man, there are so many. Nigeria Vs Bulgaria(3:0). Sunday Oliseh (Nigerian midfielder) scored a bullet from 35 yards out. 

Advice to Players: Football as it is known world wide is a beautiful game. Probably the most skillful sport that ever exist. Because most others sports use hands as a mean to navigate the ball. Human being is naturally made to use our hands to accomplish almost everything physical/motion. It is really amazing to see what one's can do with their feet. Therefore my advice to the players is to commit and dedicate themselves to be the best they can possibly be. Enjoy every moment while they can!