There are indications that Paris Saint Germain Academy, the youth system of french club PSG F.C 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.
It could be recalled that FCBEscola, the academy of Spanish giants FC Barcelona recently unveiled its academy in Lagos.
Goal-to-Post Sports Agency in an event on Thursday evening unveiled their relationship between ”Irukka and Paris Saint German Football Academy”, as official partners in youth football development in Nigeria. Pageone garnered that NFF 1st 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, Morrocco, 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 centre.
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.
Paris Saint Germain Academy is recognized by the French Football Federation as one of the best in the country, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy received the Category 1, Class A rating in recent seasons. A veritable centre of excellence, it meets all the standards demanded by the Direction Technique Nationale and symbolises the capital club’s professionalism and success both on and off the pitch.
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