All Blacks to invest $6m in academy

14 years ago

Gamba All Blacks to cut down their budget substantially in player signings as the Black Magicians redirect their resources towards the construction of a $6 million football academy facility.

Aside the footballing angle, the football facility to be built in Gomoa Oguaakrom in the Central Region would also have an educational centre and a residence for the club’s senior players.

Black Magicians board chairman, Toshihiro Iwasa would be breaking the ground for the project today with construction works expected to commence in the coming months after all permits have been received.

The facility, which would be on a vast land measuring 23.7 acres is expected to be completed in two years, would be constructed in phases.

The first phase of the project being the developing of three training pitches, a club gym and a team club house for housing of players is to be completed in six months.

The final phase would include the building of an 18,000 mini-stadium, hostels, classroom blocks and two tennis courts.