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We’re ready for Bayern Munich academy in Anambra: Gov. Soludo

“Just tell us what will be required, and we will put them on ground,” he said.

• April 30, 2022
Governor Chukwuma Soludo and Bayern Munich
Governor Chukwuma Soludo and Bayern Munich Players

Governor Chukwuma Soludo has urged Bayern Munich FC of Germany to consider establishing a football academy in Anambra as part of an effort to deepen the game of football in Nigeria.

Mr Soludo requested this while welcoming the Bayern Munich technical team who were in the state for the National Youth Cup on Saturday.

Speaking through Tony Oli, chairman of Anambra Sports Development Commission, the governor said the state was happy to have provided a good football stadium which qualified the state to play host for the programme.

“Anambra has a rich history in football, we have the talent and we have the facility, so we are calling on Bayern Munich to consider establishing an academy here in Anambra because we would like to continue to have you.

“Just tell us what will be required, and we will put them on ground,” he said.

Obinna Edeh, the proprietor of VOE Foundation and representative partner of Bayern Munich in Nigeria, said no fewer than 100 budding talents in the age range 15-16 from 10 football clubs across the country were selected for the tourney.

Mr Edeh said ten successful players from the event would be sent abroad in October later this year, nurtured by the Bundesliga side and mentored to stardom.

The Bayern Youth Cup technical team is headed by Hans Pflugler, a retired Germany player and member of the 1990 world cup winning team.

Mr Pfluger is also one of Bayern Munich’s greats.

The two-day Bayern National Youth Cup Nigeria 2022 will end on May 1.


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