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Real Madrid, Rivers Govt agree to set up academy

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Rivers State Government has agreed a partnership with Spanish giants, Real Madrid to set up an academy in Port Harcourt.

Governor Nyesom Wike, who made the announcement on Tuesday, said the academy would empower the youths in the oil-rich state.

“We have young men who want to be coaches, who will be trained in Spain (going by this agreement),” ScoreNigeria quoted him as saying.

“We have our young boys and girls who want to go and play football in Spain.

“This partnership is with the best club in the world and it’s in the interest of all,” he added.

President of the Confederation of African Football Ahmad is expected to lay the foundation stone for the academy on May 28.

The event will be celebrated with an international friendly between World Cup-bound Nigeria and DR Congo same day in Port Harcourt.

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Hervé Renard unveils the greatest player he has trained!

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Today coach of Morocco, Hervé Renard passed through Zambia and Ivory Coast where he managed to win two CAN (African Cup of Nations). In a short video directed to Yaya Touré on the show Talent d’Afrique, the French technician revealed that the giant Ivorian midfielder was the greatest footballer he had the chance to train in his career.

« I have often spoken on the subject and I think you (Yaya Touré) are the greatest player I have had the chance to train. Three or three and a half years later, a big thank you to you and all the other players for giving us this title (African Cup of Nations) in 2015. « 

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Dortmund has a new coach (official)

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Ce n’est pas vraiment une surprise : Lucien Favre est le nouvel entraîneur du Borussia Dortmund. Une destination annoncée depuis plusieurs mois et une signature attendue depuis l’officialisation de son départ de l’OGC Nice au terme de la 38e journée de Ligue 1, samedi.

Le technicien suisse a paraphé un contrat de deux ans avec le club allemand, soit jusqu’en juin 2020.

 

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World 2018: Snobé by Aliou Cissé, Demba Ba out of silence!

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Aliou Cissé, coach of Senegal has released its list for the 2018 World Cup forgetting 32-year-old Demba Ba despite his 7 goals in 13 games since January with Goztepe in Turkey.

Faced with his non-selection, the former Chelsea striker remains positive.

« I’m not disappointed at all, » Chelsea’s former scorer told Record. I worked a lot to be where I am today. After 18 months of injury. In July 2016, people were wondering if Demba’s career was over? Today, we are sad because Demba is not on the list of 23 lions. You can not imagine the path I’ve traveled before arriving at this point? Only pride inspires me. « 

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