Hummel Academies… Danish coach visits Sierra Leone
Former Danish national football player and coach for Danish top clubs, Erik Rasmussen Thursday 12th arrived in Sierra Leone to put plans into action for the commencement of coaching programmes in the country with local expatriates.
Rasmussen who currently works for D.G.I, one of the biggest sporting organizations in Denmark wants to help the world’s sixth largest sporting brand (Hummel) in their quest to put up academies in the country to enhance the promotion of football.
According to Hummel’s Country Director in Sierra Leone, Fred Claye, the Danish football big man visit to Sierra Leone is meant to kick start the proposed Hummel football academies in partnership with DGI to be constructed in the country.
Adding, that with Rasmussen it is sure the coaching aspects will easily be dealt with, while Hummel will be in charge of the construction of academies, which according to him, is a joint and concerted effort by the aforementioned companies.
Claye maintained that Rasmussen will also examine possible channels in which he could use in collaborating with Sierra Leonean coaches during his visit so as to keep football coaches abreast with the challenges that lie ahead.
He noted that Sierra Leone stands to benefit a lot from this project.
“Erik is expected to witness a football tournament organized by Play 31, an organization partnering with Hummel in Moyamba. He will also watch a friendly football match between Sheffield United and FC Kallon football clubs.
Unconfirmed reports have it that Hummel’s Chief Executive Officer, Christian Stadil is said to have budgeted a sum totaling USD 1.5 million for the first phase of the Sierra Leone project.
It is however disclosed that the Albert Academy Secondary School will be the first to enjoy the benefit of a football school in Freetown.
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