Officials of Real Madrid Football Club and Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday performed the historic foundation laying ceremony for the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt, initiated by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
The foundation laying ceremony which took place at the preccints of Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, attracted the President of Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick, President of International Sports Press Association, Gianni Merlo, President, International Sports Press Association Africa, Mitchell Obi, International Sports Writers, Ex-internationals and top officials of Real Madrid Football Club.
Laying the foundation for the Real Madrid Football Academy, President of CAF, Ahmad Ahmad said the academy is not only for Port Harcourt or Nigeria, but for the entire continent.
The Academy is the first of its kind in Africa and will offer professional education to young talents especially from Rivers State.
See the prototype of the Proposed Real Madrid Academy building in Port Harcourt below