Director of Scouting for FC Barcelona Praises Facilities at Kenpong Football Academy
Mr Paolo Araujo, the director for scouting at FC Barcelona has reaped praises on the management of Kenpong Football Academy (KFC) for providing excellent facilities for the development of young football talents in Ghana. Mr Araujo made this observation on the first day of his 3-day visit to Ghana.
Addressing players and officials of KFC in Winneba, he described the players as a privileged group for being developed with state of the art facilities necessary for the development of football talents. Mr Araujo said that “the facilities at Kenpong Football Academy are among the best in Africa.”
He was impressed with facilities at the Academy which include an office block complex, a block of dormitories, a dining hall and adjourning kitchen, a water production factory, a fishing pond, a mini-forest for rest and relaxation, a natural grass playing ground, a meeting room, a gym, dressing rooms and a swimming pool.
Mr Paolo Araujo is in Ghana at the invitation of Kenpong Football Academy. The visit is a follow-up to a previous visit to FC Barcelona by a high powered delegation from Kenpong Academy.
The Director of Scouting for FC Barcelona witnessed a training session of the academy after which he delivered a motivational address to the players. He highlighted the key qualities expected of every player in the academy as discipline, hard work and humility. He advised the young lads to try as much as possible to live the said values throughout their stay in the academy.
He narrated the awe inspiring and motivational story of captain of the Under-17 national football team of Mali Ibrahim Diarra, who was recently recruited by FC Barcelona. He said each and every player from the academy should aspire to emulate the example of the young Malian who was statistically the best player at the Under-17 World Cup in Indonesia, 2023.
With the can-do spirit, the sky is the limit.