French club Paris Saint-Germain’s football academy will start operations in Rwanda in October ‘if things go according to plan’, the Rwanda Ministry of Sports announced
The academy will nurture Rwandan professional soccer players that could potentially make it on the international scene, said the minister of Sports Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju
The academy is part of a three-year sponsorship deal that was signed last December between Rwanda and the French football giants. With the partnership, among other agreements, PSG promote Rwandan brands and the country as a tourism destination of choice.
Set to be based at Huye Stadium, in Southern Province, the highly anticipated PSG academy was initially supposed to start operations on September 20, but the plans were pushed to a later date due to circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic.- the New Times reported
According to its mandate, the PSG Academy aims at supporting Rwandan youngsters reach their full potential through organizing high level training for both young talents and coaches, and enabling access to expertise offered by France’s most successful football club.
The Rwanda Development Board in 2018 announced a three-year partnership with English Premier League heavyweights Arsenal FC, which is expected to promote tourism and soccer development in the country.