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. 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.
Those were the words of Governor Wike of Rivers after taking a tour round the training facility of Real Madrid football club in Spain where he met with top players and officials of the club.
The Governor met with Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo where further modalities were discussed. 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, 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.
Kudos to him.