During a State visit to Portugal, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development of Nigeria, Domingo Dare, visited the ‘City of Football’ built by the Portuguese Football Federation as the home of Portuguese football.
The Minister of Sports of Portugal, the Secretary General and Vice-President of the Portuguese Football Federation Romão and Humberto Coelho visited Teresa as facilities of the Federation.
Examining the rationale behind Portugal’s ‘City of Football’, Dare praised the Portuguese Football Federation for delivering a football masterpiece on its own in the space of 17 months.
President Buhari introduced Sunday Dare and Minister of Sports to the President of Portugal His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa during a state visit to Lisbon on Thursday.
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The ‘Cidade do Futebol’, training center for all national teams in Portugal, has four (4) football stadiums, a football university, forty-five (45) executives for two (2) equipped gyms, eleven ( 11) rooms with other modern facilities.
Portuguese Football Federation officials and recognitions received funding from FIFA grants from the private sector, and the latest football stadiums and training facilities from the private sector
Earlier this Friday, Dare visited Benfica’s headquarters and Estádio da Luz. He noted that Nigeria’s sports infrastructure must continue its vision to keep pace with the revitalization patterns of current sports facilities and lay the foundations for the ongoing transformation of Nigeria’s tradition.