The proprietor of English Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis is contemplating the opportunity of shopping for a soccer membership in Malaysia, mentioned Youth and Sports activities Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
It was one of many issues mentioned between the Ministry of Youth and Sports activities and the Manchester Metropolis delegation led by chief govt officer Ferran Soriano when each events met at KBS Tower on Thursday.
“The assembly at present is to see how we will work and collaborate intently to develop soccer. There have been many issues mentioned… for instance, the opportunity of Manchester Metropolis [City Football Group] shopping for one of many golf equipment in Malaysia.
“From the ministry’s perspective, we’d additionally prefer to see possibly collaboration when it comes to growth of youth by means of the Nationwide Soccer Growth Programme (NFDP) in addition to the Mokhtar Dahari Academy (AMD).
“There will likely be future visits to see how we will transfer ahead on this collaboration,” he informed reporters after the assembly.
Metropolis Soccer Group was based in 2014 and Manchester Metropolis’s first sister membership was established in New York.
Beside Manchester Metropolis, the group additionally owns and has shares in New York Metropolis FC (United States), Melbourne Metropolis (Australia), Yokohama F Marinos (Japan), Atletico Torque (Uruguay), Girona FC (Spain) and, the newest addition to their portfolio, Sichuan Jiniu (China).
“We see Malaysia has a chance for soccer [as] the extent of enthusiasm of the followers is apparent. The event of Malaysian soccer and the league within the final 12 months with funding by the federal government exhibits that there’s nice alternative.
“We want to discover issues to do along with the Malaysian folks and Malaysian soccer household. Malaysian soccer will develop considerably within the subsequent decade,” Soriano mentioned.
Nevertheless, he did not reveal the title of the membership that the group was fascinated with shopping for.
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