Indian Super League team North East United co-owner and film actor John Abraham is keen on setting up a state of the art football academy in Guwahati. The state government has assured him of all support.
John has met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Guwahati and the CM has assured him of all support for setting up the football academy.
Assam government has decided to extend necessary support to John’s proposal of setting up the football academy in Guwahati. Chief Minister has reportedly informed John that the State government has accorded top priority to the 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 strengthening sports infrastructure and organizing international sports events to boost this claim,”,Sonowal has said, adding that the football academy proposed to be set up by John would immensely help the aspiring footballers of the State and Assam government would provide all support and land for setting up the academy.
Sonowal further said that the government has taken up initiatives to identify the talented sportspersons to improve their skills and urged John to take forward Assam government’s efforts to strengthen ties with the ASEAN countries through sports.
John Abraham while expressing his keen desire to set up a football academy in Guwahati also assured the Chief Minister that he would take all necessary steps to ensure participation of players from ASEAN countries in sports activities in Guwahati next year.
The actor also informed the Chief Minister about his willingness to work for promotion and growth of tourism and culture of Assam including Assamese cinema.