World class football academy to be set up in Guwahati

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Government to extend all support for development of sports: CM

G Plus News | November 14, 2017 18:21 hrs

Actor and proprietor of ISL franchise North East United FC John Abraham met with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the Brahmaputra State Guest House on Tuesday, November 14.

CM Sonowal assured the actor that he'd extend all support for setting up a world class football academy in Guwahati. He further added that the football academy proposed to be set up by John Abraham would immensely help the aspiring footballers of the state and the Assam government will provide all support and land for setting up of the academy.

While expressing his keen desire to set up the academy in Guwahati, John Abraham also assured CM Sonowal that he would take all necessary steps to ensure participation of players from ASEAN countries in sports activities happening in Guwahati.

Sarbananda Sonowal further informed the NEUFC proprietor that the state government has accorded top priority to development of sports in Assam. "We are resolutely working to make Guwahati as the sports capital of the country. Our government has given priority to stregthen sports infrastructure and organising international sports events to boost the claim," he stated.


John Abraham (L) with CM Sarbananda Sonowal (R)

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