The French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) is set to launch in Nigeria soon as part of its plan to produce elite football players while offering them an adapted and complete scholarly education.
Goal-to-Post Sports Agency in an event on Thursday evening unveiled their relationship between ”Irukka and Paris Saint Germain Football Academy”, as official partners in youth football development in Nigeria.
NFF first Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi; Peter Rufai; Salisu Yusuf, Coach Folabi Ojekunle from the U.K, Abiodun Tella and other Nigerian graced the event.
All things being equal, Nigeria will boast a Paris Saint Germain Academy after the most recent launched Dubai, Brazil, the USA, India, Egypt, Morocco, Canada and France.
From the launch in Dubai Around 250 youngsters aged between 3 and 17 will train at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy, which has been set up in the former Club Dubai, an establishment founded in 2009 by Frédéric Deswarte, who is now the manager of the Parisian center.
Since the founding of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy in 1974, a number of graduates have gone on to sign professional contracts with PSG or other clubs which includes Nigeria’s Bartholomew Ogbeche, Nicolas Anelka and a host of other players.
Interestingly as part of their overall philosophy, those not fortunate enough to become a professional footballer at the end of their studies benefit from a complete education provided in parallel to their football activities.
It could be recalled that FC Bescola, the academy of Spanish giants FC Barcelona recently unveiled its academy in Lagos. It’s a sign of good things happening …
Perhaps, it is in response to the unprecedented success of Nigeria U17 National team – Golden Eaglets – that has won the cadet world cup five times…
And indeed, the discovery that there is an avalanche of raw talent in the country.