In order to promote sports in the state, the Rivers State Government has commenced the process for the establishment of a Football Academy that would be affiliated to Real Madrid Football Club of Spain.
The Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on Monday met with officials of Interact Sports and Real Madrid Campus Experience in the presence of a Commissioner in the Rivers State Government, Mr Boma Iyaye.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, Mr Boma Iyaye said that a Memorandum of Understanding will 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.”
The Vice President of Interact Sports, Mr. Kazma said that the group was in the state to establish the Football Academy and assured that the academy would be run in line with international standards to groom footballers who woukd be international mega-stars.