Real Madrid is the best in the world, Wike declares

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says as far as he is concerned, Real Madrid is the best in the world, boasting that


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Real Madrid is the best in the world, Wike declares
Governor Nyesom Wike (right) while inspecting the football academy project

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says as far as he is concerned, Real Madrid is the best in the world, boasting that the Real Madrid Academy being constructed by his administration in Rivers State, “will be the best in Africa.”

                                                            

Wike in a statement released this afternoon, Thursday January 23, through his S A on Electronic Media, Simon Nwakudu (after inspecting work on the football academy project) averred: “In trying to help our youths to bring out their potentials, we should do it amongst the best. Real Madrid as far as I am concerned is the best in the world. We felt that Rivers children should go for the best.

 

“We are combining education and football in Real Madrid Academy. We felt that while they are playing football, they should be educated. So that those that may not make it, will continue with their education. 

 

“While those who have made it in Football, will also have a formal education. Part of the problem we have had, is that most of our footballers don't have formal education. Sometimes, it affects them in terms of negotiation and knowing what you are supposed to do.

 

“I am quite impressed with the quality of structures of hostels and additional classrooms. With what we are seeing, before the next academic session, this phase will be ready. 

 

“Sports today is one of the key factors that make a nation great. It attracts foreign exchange and the rest of it. I believe that there are so many of our youths who are talented and they don't have the opportunity to bring out their potentials. 

                                                                                                                  

“We thank God that Real Madrid agreed to partner with us to establish an Academy here, which will make our children play in the best teams of the world. 

 

“Football is a great thing today. When I heard that Neymar was sold for that huge amount of money, I don't think any other profession will give you that kind of money. You can imagine the kind of talents Brazil has exported and the kind of foreign exchange they have attracted.

 

“This Academy will not only serve externally, it will also beef up our local football clubs”, he explained. 

 

While promising to do his best for the academy, Wike noted: “I will take it to the level that the world will know about it. When I leave, I believe that those who will take over the affairs of the reins of Government would continue. 

 

“I cannot speak for who comes me. But I pray that the standard we have set should not come low. As I place it at the world level, I expect the person who will take over will continue to make it a world class facility.”






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