Bayonle Arashi is a passionate media and soccer professional with extensive experience in the areas of communications, TV & Radio production, social media marketing, sports events organization and operations. A certified U.S soccer referee and member of International Sports Press Association (AIPS).
He founded Midas Football Academy in Nigeria to discover and develop young football players; the Academy has participated and won International youth tournaments in Germany, Denmark, Israel, and South Africa as well as some local tournaments in Nigeria. MFA is still producing exciting young talents with plans to build a football facility where the players can combine high school education and soccer to enable them to reach their full potential.
Arashi has worked in the broadcast industry since 1999 starting with Murhi International Group owners of (MiTV and Star FM) & Daar Communications Plc. owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT and Raypower FM) all in Nigeria. He registered his first company in 2007 before resigning from the services at Daar communications in 2009.
Bayonle covered the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia 2004, Egypt 2006, Ghana 2008 the FIFA World Cup in Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010 as a volunteer broadcaster working as a vision mixer and match day director.
He has been featured on Multichoice TV channel in South Africa and was an analyst on Nigeria's television channel during the 2014 FIFA world cup in Brazil. He produced FOOTBALL AFRI, a thirty (30) minute television magazine show that aired on 3 Nigeria TV channels for 2 years and also created SPORTS TANGO a sports quiz show on Faaji FM radio in Lagos. He currently hosts Timeless Soccer on Millennium Broadcasting Channel Houston Texas and double as the head of sport and broadcast manager for the TV channel. Bayonle has a weekly soccer vlog on YouTube where he highlights latest news and happenings around the world of the beautiful game.
He is the Founder of scoutballers a recruiting platform that assist soccer players of African descent to find opportunities and college scholarships to study and play in USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. He pitched the scoutballers soccer recruiting idea in front of over 200 other entrepreneurs in Los Angeles in July 2015 during the annual Dohagoals conference.
Bayonle is the author of not yet released book ROAD MAP TO A SUCCESSFUL SOCCER CAREER. Follow him on twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @midassoccer as well as Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSRgIs8gboXSWO65U0CNrJQ