FC Goa will offer technical expertise to three football teams from North-East. A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect has been signed betwee the Goa and the North East clubs.
FC Goa has formed a partnership with Mawkhar Sports Club, Mawlai Sports Club and Royal Wahingdoh Sports Club. The Goan club will offer technical expertise to the teams from the North-East and in return will have the option to sign players from these clubs for a fixed fee.
The MoU was signed after a brief presentation by each of the three North-Eastern clubs. Goa was represented by Sujay Sharma, club’s Head of Player Recruitment and Analysis.
Akshay Tandon, President, FC Goa, is pleased with the tie-ups with the Shillong-based clubs. “We are pleased to have got into a formal partnership with these three clubs. We are excited at the prospect of having an opportunity to scout talents from the State of Meghalaya. The State, much like Goa, holds a real passion for football and the enthusiasm it has for the sport is commendable,” he said.
FC Goa has invested a lot in the youth this season and Tandon insisted that the clubs aim is to develop the sport. “It is well documented that we have focused a lot in investing in youth this year and this is another step in that direction. We are confident that in the coming years we will see these investments paying rich dividends,” said Tandon.
The North-East region has produced top football talents over the years and FC Goa will look to further help them develop the sport in the region through this venture. Additionally, the club will look to give youngsters an opportunity to play the sport at the highest level.