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FC Goa president Akshay Tandon reveals plans for a large scale football academy

FC GOA PRESIDENT Akshay Tandon has revealed an elaborate plan for an academy complex for the club equipped with all the facilities of a modern football development campus.

In a series of tweets earlier today, Tandon detailed the project which he described as a an attempt to "figure out what would a world class 'Goan' academy look like."

The project is designed to be a complete live-in ecosystem where budding footballers would get round-the-clock care, education and training right where they are growing up.

The plans also lay out how the large-scale project would minimise any adverse effects on the environment, by using renewable building materials, harvesting rainwater etc.

The Gaurs' president said he was planning a "road trip to Europe" in March 2020 to try to gain funding for this project, but the plans got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FC Goa, as a club, are about to face a historic milestone when they take part in the AFC Champions League this year. This will not only give their team a high level international exposure but also provide the management a continent-wide platform where their vision for the club and its developmental activities will be heard far and wide; which makes Tandon's choice to make this plan public a well-timed one.

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