Chinazo John Nnaya is the Co-Founder and Technical Director at Football Friendlies. Chinazo is a qualified coach, having completed both UEFA B Licence and UEFA A Licence Diploma in Ireland.

Before his position at Football Friendlies, Chinazo has coached various age groups in both professional and amateur football clubs. Chinazo held the position of U4-U16 Academy Director at Newcastle West FC. He also coached in a professional level with Limerick FC from U14-First Team.

From 2015-2019 Chinazo spent 5 years acquiring knowledge while on a scholarship in Limerick Further of Education, and progressed on to Limerick Institute of Technology where he graduated with a degree in Sports Coaching and Business Management.

Chinazo is a perennial student of the game and in recent years he has visited several professional academies throughout the UK & Europe to develop his knowledge of the game. including clubs like Chelsea, Barcelona, and Real Madrid.

Chinazo has planned and delivered on many sports events and programmes including Adult Futsal League in Conjunction with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). Creating and developing numerous school programmes in connection with “Show Racism the Red Card” in conjunction with the European Week of Sport, to name just a few.



B.Sc. Sports Coaching and business Management

QQI Level 5 Sports, Recreation and Exercise

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (ITEC)

UEFA A Licence Diploma

UEFA B Licence Diploma

UEFA Youth Certificate

Level 1 Football Coach Evolution Certificate


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Deborah is the Co-Founder and Chief Media Officer at Football Friendlies. Deborah took on this role as a new avenue in her career after receiving the Irish National Award in Hospitality.

Before her position at Football Friendlies, Deborah has received multiple honours in the field of hospitality, the latest being the National Employee of the year for Ireland, awarded by the Irish Hotel Federation (IHF)

Deborah has spent the last 6 years working her way up and investing time in developing her Digital strategies, administration, and business management skills, working with leading multi-national companies. Consistently staying up to date, Deborah continues her training and development in Tourism and Hospitality and is a highly motivated individual, committed to the Success of Football Friendlies. She adds to the wealth of experience in the company and brings a different dimension to the table.

By assisting in and scheduling of family sports events and community programmes, providing detailed administration plans and developing strategies and participating in the running of Adult Futsal League in Conjunction with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI),  Deborah has demonstrated her dedication and passion for Sports.

 She continues to strive for success both on and off the pitch



Diploma in Digital Marketing and Strategy

Diploma certificate: Book-keeping & Accounts

Diploma in Business Management

Honour Title as National Employee of the year for Ireland

QQI Level 5 in Hospitality Training


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