Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed happiness that the Real Madrid Football Academy has become a reality, saying that major international football stars will be groomed at the facility.
While addressing newsmen on Thursday after inspecting the Real Madrid Football Academy in readiness for the commissioning programme on Saturday, Governor Wike said that all the facilities have been put in place for the successful take off of the Academy.
“The administrator in charge of Africa and Asia for Real Madrid will be in Port Harcourt on Thursday night. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State will be commissioning the project on Saturday. When we promised that we will set up a Real Madrid Football Academy that will help groom International Stars in the area of football, so many people played politics and said that it was fake,” Wike said.
“We are happy that it has come to fruition. We have sent people to Madrid and they have been trained as instructors and coaches. We also sent the players of Banham Model Primary School, winners of Channels Television Kids Cup to Madrid for training. They will form the first set of students.”
He said on Saturday Nigerians will watch live on television the excellent facility that will produce the next set of international soccer stars.