Monday, 16 October 2017

Gov. Wike meets Cristano Ronaldo to establish Real Madrid Football Academy in Rivers state | Photos

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike on Monday, toured training facilities of Real Madrid Football Club as part of the process of setting up of a Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State.The governor met with officials of the club,  Football Megastar, Cristano Ronaldo  and Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos where further modalities were discussed.

Governor Nyesom Wike was accompanied on the inspection tour by the State Commissioner of Sports, Boma Iyaye and Former Nigerian International, Adokiye Amiesimaka.

Vice President of Interact Sports, Mr Kazma and officials of Real Madrid led Governor Wike and his entourage on a guided tour of the Real Madrid Training Facility.

In the meeting with Real Madrid Stars, Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, Governor Wike said that the objective  of setting up  the Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State is to develop stars that would rule the world in the nearest future

"We are using football  as one of the key empowerment programmes for the next generation.  We want to grow international football  stars from a tender age," he said.

"We will  tap from the experience  and exposure of Real Madrid  and their stars. This  is a project that will revolutionise  football  in Rivers State and Nigeria,". Wike noted.

He assured that the Academy  to be established  in the state will be of international standard as well as taking into consideration the education of the children.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos commended Governor Wike for his commitment to the development of the game of football.

Mr Boma Iyaye, Rivers State Sports Commissioner, said that the Real Madrid Affiliated Football Academy will enhance the game of football in the state.

Governor Nyesom Wike is billed to meet with the President of Real Madrid on Tuesday to formalize  the agreement between the Rivers State Government and the club on the establishment of the Academy.

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