Yesterday in Portharcourt, Nigeria, the officials of Real Madrid Football Club and Confederation of African Football (CAF) has performed the foundation laying ceremony for the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt, which is one of the initiatives of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

President of Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad while laying the foundation said the Academy is not only for Port Harcourt or Nigeria, but for the entire Africa continent. He noted that the Real Madrid Football Academy will promote international football best practices in the continent as well as raise future stars.

The foundation laying ceremony took place at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt yesterday.

The ceremony had in attendance President of Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick; President of International Sports Press Association, Gianni Merlo.

Others present include President, International Sports Press Association Africa, Mitchell Obi; International Sports Writers, Ex-internationals and top officials of Real Madrid Football Club.

Rivers State Governor in his address said that the academy will help in building a new crop of International stars across the country.

“When we initiated this project, people doubted it, making different cynical comments. However, today, this project has come to fruition. It will be a solid foundation for our children.

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