The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has appointed former Nigeria Football Federation board member Barrister Christopher Green as Special Adviser on Real Madrid Academy.
At a Swearing-in ceremony held on Friday at the Executive Council Chambers of Government House in Port Harcourt, Gov. Wike pledged to nurture the Academy into a world class institution for the development of professional football.
“The Real Madrid Academy is a project that I will never toy with. It is a personal initiative. While I am here, I will groom it.
“The Whole World is talking about the Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt. Therefore its management must deliver in line with the goals of the institution.’’
The Governor also announced the transfer of the Academy from the Ministry of Sports to his office.
He directed Barrister Green, a former Chairman of NFF’s Technical Committee to report developments at the Academy to his office on a weekly basis.
“The Real Madrid Academy is directly under my office. The Special Adviser is to report to me developments at the Academy every week.
“Every file that has to do with the Real Madrid Academy should be moved to the Special Adviser on Real Madrid Academy,’’.
Gov. Wike who said that Green was appointed strictly on merit, advised the new Special Adviser to apply his experience and knowledge in the management of the Academy.