Pius Ishiekwene - Technical Lead Coach

Playing Experience: 

  • Victoria Men's Major (2008-2018) 
  •  GPRC (2010-2012) 
  • Concordia University of Edmonton (2009-2010) 


  • ACAC Provincial Champions (2009-2010) 
  • 4th in College Nationals with Concordia (2009-2010) 
  • Multiple City and Provincials Medals at youth and Men's. 

Coaching Experience:  

  • BTB Soccer Academy (2014-Present)
  • Strikers Technical Coach (2015-Present) 
  •  Assistant Coach Strikers 04 Boys (2014-Present) 
  • Assistant Coach Strikers 05 Boys (2017-Present) 
  • Head Coach Victoria Soccer Club 99 Boys (2013-2014) 


  • 3 BTB Soccer Academy Players selected to Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program 
  • Many Players named to Alberta North Provincial team, 
  • Invited to the Dallas Cup International U13 World Tournament (BTB 04 Boys) 
  • 2 Times Alberta Provincial Champions (Strikers 04 Boys) 


  • Provincial “B” Licence 
  • Provincial "C" Licence 
  • Respect in Sports 
  • First Aid/AED Training (2017) 
  • Certificate and Diploma in Business Administration
    Bachelors in Human Resources and Labour Relations 


Talal Al-Awaid - Technical Lead Coach

Playing Experience:

  •  U13-U18T1 Scotia Olympics Soccer Club (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  •  U13, U14, U15, U16, and U17 Nova Scotia Provincial Team
  • 2001-2004 Charles P. Allen High School Varsity Soccer (Captain)
  •  2008 NSSL Senior Men Scotia Olympics Soccer Club
  •  2008 Trialist with Al-Salmya SC of Kuwait Professional League on 2 month contract
  • 2009-2011 NSSL Senior Men Suburban Football Club (Captain)
  • 2006-2010 Dalhousie University CIS Soccer (Co-Captain)

Coaching Experience:

  • BTB Soccer Academy (2018-Present)
  • Head coach Victoria Men's Premier/Major League Teams (2015-2018)
  • Head Coach Victoria Soccer Club U17T1 Boys (2017)
  • Co- Head Coach Edmonton Strikers Soccer Club 99 Boys (2015-2017)
  • Technical Staff (Victoria Soccer Club) 2017-2018
  • Technical Staff (Edmonton Strikers Soccer Club) 2015-2017
  • FC Edmonton Coaching Mentorship Program (2018)


  • Helped in development and production of players to CCAA, CIS, Pro Academy and MLS level. (Alphonso Davies- Vancouver Whitecaps/Bayern Munich, Oscar Miranda- FCE Academy, Enzo Squicciarini- FCE Academy), Ricky Yassin- FCE Academy
  • Helped with development of the Victoria SC Technical Plan.


  • Provincial B License
  • Pre B
  • NCCP Member
  • Concussion Training
  • Respect in Sport
  • Bachelor of Engineering Concentration: Biological Engineering- Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS


Kondeh Mansaray- Technical Lead Coach

Bio coming soon!


Michael Durodola - Academy Coach

Playing Experience:

  • Extreme FC (2013) 
  • Mid Isle Mariners (2014)
  • Man City Premier Men's (EDSA) (2015)
  • Ital Premier Men's (EDSA) (2016)


  • 4th at Provincials (Extreme)
  • 12 (3) appearances (goals) Vancouver Island Soccer League.
  • BTB All Star Game Coaches Cup (2017)
  • 2004 League and Provincial Champions (2018)

Coaching Experience:

•  BTB Soccer Academy (2017- Present)

•  Edmonton Strikers Head Coach 04Y

•  Edmonton Strikers Assistant Coach 04


Marcelo Lafuente - Academy Coach

Bio coming soon.

Kassim Khimji - Academy Coach

Bio coming soon.

Dean Kamaldin - Academy Coach

Bio coming soon.

Adrien Bazinet - Strength and Conditioning Coach

Bio coming soon.

Dominic Sithole - GK Coach

Bio coming soon.

Mustafa Mrkonjic - Junior Academy Coach

Mustafa has had a successful playing career in the Edmonton Youth soccer ranks and has joined our program to be in the mentor-ship program as he looks to get into the coaching ranks.

Guest Coaches

Cedric Kaze


Coaching Expereince:

  1. FC Edmonton Academy (2016-Present)
  2. Burundi National Team Head Coach
  3. Burundi Olympic Team Head Coach
  4. Germany U21 Team Mentorship Coach (team that inluded Toni Kroos, Mats Hummels, Ozil)



Train With Pros has partnered up with BTB  Soccer Academy to provide specialized individual training, small group training and strength/conditioning training for our BTB athletes.

BTB will be working with TWP coaches Edem Mortotsi and Allan Zebie. Both of which are highly skilled professional soccer players. Edem is a former FC Edmonton player and a top prospect for the upcoming CPL. He also is a personal trainer and holds a level 1 power athlete certificate. Allan is also a former FC Edmonton player, U20 Canadian National team player and also a very highly touted CPL prospect. For more information on TWP you can refer to their website