Makinde to commission Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt


Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, would commission the Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

This is as the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said that the Real Madrid Football Academy has become a reality.

The governor added that major international football stars would be groomed at the facility.

Addressing journalists on Thursday after inspecting the Real Madrid Football Academy in readiness for the commissioning programme on Saturday, Wike said that all the facilities had been put in place for the successful take-off of the Academy.

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“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 would 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.

“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.

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Wike said the development of the Real Madrid Football Academy is a confirmation that his administration is serious with keeping promises made to Rivers people.
He said on Saturday Nigerians will watch live on television to the excellent facility that will produce the next set of international soccer stars.