Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Africa

Joetex Frimpong © Action Images

Swiss company partners Frimpong Academy



Top Swiss Sports Agency, 4Sports & Entertainment AG, has sealed a partnership with Frimpong Football Academy, owned by Joetex Frimpong, a Ghanaian International & Nigerian League Legend.

The Switzerland based football star informed supersport.com that the partnership has led to a change in the name of the academy, based in the Niger State capital, Minna.

“The Academy will now be called Frimpong 4Sports Academy to reflect the new partnership. 4Sports will have a bigger share and they’re ready to work with us to build an academy that will boost the career of up-and-coming stars.

“It’s going to be a gradual progress, but by January the project will take off fully. Our target is to get the best players into European clubs. I’m proud to be involved in this unique concept,” Frimpong said.

Supersport.com equally gathered from the former Niger Tornadoes and Enyimba forward that the welfare of the technical crew and players will be catered for.

“We’ll restrict the number of players to 25 so as to take care of their welfare. Players and coaches will earn allowances and we intend to get a bus. Having realized the importance of facilities, efforts will be made to get the necessary facilities for the youngsters.

4Sports is ready to give us the support,” he assured.

Frimpong urged the people of Minna to support the academy so as to ensure its success.

4Sports & Entertainment AG is an international company operating in the athlete and event management business as well as in the strategic sponsorship consultancy for corporate clients.

Other related partnerships in Nigeria include the Dosu Joseph Academy partnership with Westerlo (Belgium), Velje Academy/Velje FC (Denmark) as well as the FC Ebedei/FC Midtjylland (Denmark).

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...