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Adam Sawmali

General Manager

Technical Director Assistant

Ex-PSG Academy Coach

Rabah Benlarbi

Technical Director

UEFA Youth Elite A


Hoshang Noor Ali

Soccer School Director

Player of the

Afghanistan National Team

Mamadaou Barry

Technical Lead

ex-Canada U17 player


North Lions Football Academy- Mission

The main goal of North Lions Football Academy is to support and allow our players to be developed through a football (soccer) framework of high standard, to live a productive experience from a personal and collective point of view. NLFA is committed to provide enriching experience to our athletes, our coaches and our staff both personally and collectively.


North Lions Football Academy - Vision

Our Academy is determined to be an excellent football/soccer reference in North America for it’s athletic development, its values, its environment and to valorize our players until they reach the way of success by being accomplished athletes and adults.

How do we work on achieving our

Mission & Vision?


We work on offering unique experiences and opportunities for players through tournaments and training camps in Europe, in Asia (Japan & South Korea) and the USA. Our development methodology is based on the football French school by focusing on perfectionning the technical, tactical, physical and mental qualities required for the game of football/soccer.



Adam Sawmali

Coaching Experience

Click on the button below to consult the complete resume from our young, but experienced General Manager and Technical Director Assistant who got his German FA Coaching Associate Degree and is eligible for the UEFA B license by 2022 in Germany.

Rabah Benlarbi

Coaching Experience

Click on the button below to consult the complete resume from our UEFA A & UEFA Youth Elite A licensed Technical Director. Rabah Benlarbi has got everything to bring the players to their full potential through his knowledge and his experiences through National Teams and Professional Clubs.

Hoshang Noor Ali

Coaching Experience

8 years in educating and developing players through his soccer school program: the Goal Academy 10.

Player Experience


- Invited for training camps in Europe

3 x AJ Auxerre, Amiens & FC Metz


- Team Quebec

- Impact Montreal Academy U18 

- AS Blainville Semi-pro (3x PLSQ Champions & 2 participations to Canadian Championship

- Current player of the Afghanistan National Team

Mamadou Barry

Coaching Experience

Futsal Manager & Coach: EVLA - École Secondaire Évangéline

- Chomedey Soccer Club U10 D1 - Head Coach

- Chomedey Soccer Club - Technical Staff 

U15 & U16 AAA (M & F)

- FS Salaberry U11 coach

Player Experience

- Team Canada U17 & Team Quebec

- FS Salaberry Soccer Club U21 & senior AAA 

- Boisbriand U16 AAA