Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Government has commenced the process for the establishment of a football academy that will be affiliated to Spanish La Liga giants, Real Madrid Football Club.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, tuesday met with officials of Interact Sports and Real Madrid Campus Experience with Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Mr Boma Iyaye, present.
Briefing journalists after the meeting Iyaye said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed and the location of the academy identified.
He said: “This meeting is for us to work out modalities for the setting up of an academy that will be affiliated with Real Madrid Football Club.
“The academy will scout talents across the state and develop these talents.â€
Vice President of Interact Sports, Mr Kazma said that the group was in the state to establish the football academy.
Kazma assured football stakeholders that the academy will be run in line with international best practices to groom footballers who will be graduate to become international stars.