Besiktas JK Football Academy of Accra is a football club and academy, founded in 2009 as “Lenient International Football Club” by Mohammed Aminu Lenient Dauda in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. In 2017 the club was renamed Besiktas JK Football Academy of Accra.
Besiktas JK Football Academy of Accra plays in the Greater Accra Regional Football Association with the Division Two and Juvenile(U-13, U-15 and U-17). This is an amateur divisions, a stepping stone for players coming out of local academies and training centers. In 2014, the Division Two team were the Zone Three League Champions of Greater Accra Regional Division Two League but couldn’t qualified to Division One after Middle League. The U15 were champions of the evaluation tournament, which was organized by the Ministry of Sports. In 2015 the U17 team won the tournament for youths under the age of 17, this being organized by Al-Nahyan Islamic Society of Ghana (NGO).
Since its creation, Besiktas JK Football Academy of Accra has seen more than 100 young people go through its training teams, aged from 10 to 24 years old. In season (2019-2020), the academy trained 30 players for U-13, 25 players for U-15, 25 players for U-17 and 35 players in the Division Two team.
In 2013, one of the academy’s player by name Abdal Salim Odana Governor popularly known as CK had the opportunity to travel to Stockholm, Sweden to train with Atvidaberg FF, Trelleborgs and Degerfors but later came back home due to ankle injury.
In 2017, one of the academy’s goalkeeper by name Nasiru Abdul Karim had the opportunity to learn and played for Modafen University of Istanbul and later became a professional player for the club in Turkey.
In 2019, one of the academy’s player by name Umar Abdul Karim had the opportunity to travel to Portugal, Belgium and France, all on purposes of trials with some European clubs.
The academy also transferred many players locally to premier clubs like the Great Accra Hearts of Oak, Bechem United and Accra Great Olympic. Some of the players were transferred to Division One clubs like Nania FC, Tudu Mighty Jets FC and other local clubs nationwide.