Rivaldo considers setting up football academy in Zim

Brazil and Barcelona legend Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferrera is considering the idea of setting up a football academy in Zimbabwe once the Warriors-Barcelona legends match set for the National Sports Stadium next month is played.

This was said by Minister of Sport Makhosini Hlongwane at a media briefing after a meeting with Rivaldo. Said Hlongwane:


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We had a brief discussion with Rivaldo and his team, colleagues from Zifa and the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), apart from the much-anticipated match that is coming, the possibility of Rivaldo assisting with linking Zimbabwean players into the European leagues. And we also discussed the possibility of Rivaldo and his team facilitating in setting up a football academy in Zimbabwe. On his part, Rivaldo pledged to work with us and he is going to look into the proposals that we made to him.

Speaking at the Press conference, Rivaldo acknowledged that the idea of setting up an academy had been discussed.

More: NewsDay

Makhosini HlongwaneSports and Recreation CommissionNational Sports Stadium

Makhosini Hlongwane is a Zimbabwean politician and former ZBC news reporter. He is also a former member of Zanu-PF and former Minister of Sports Recreation, Arts and Culture. In September 2015 he was sworn in as Minister without Portfolio and a week later he was... Read More About Makhosini Hlongwane

The Sports and Recreation Commission in Zimbabwe is a department which focuses on the administration of competitive sports. It works under the Ministry of Youth ,Sports, Arts and Recreation and works in collaboration with various government departments, sporting bodies and teams. It was established in... Read More About Sports and Recreation Commission

The National Sports Stadium which is located in the "Sunshine City" Harare is Zimbabwe's biggest stadium. The Stadium was constructed with the aid of the Chinese government in 1987 and has a carrying capacity of 60 000. It is located 7 km west of Harare's... Read More About National Sports Stadium

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Rivaldo considers setting up football academy in Zim