NEW DELHI, June 27 - On a two-day visit to Mizoram, Sports Minister Vijay Goel today announced that a Football Academy would be established within the premises of Mizoram Football Academy at Sairang.
Goel inspected various sports facilities and participated in programmes promoting sports and youth development activities. He was received by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla and the volunteers from the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.
�Mizoram has always given us the best footballers and is one of the leading Indian States promoting football, I am delighted to be here,� Goel said.
�A Football Academy would be established within the premises of Mizoram Football Academy at Sairang,� he added.
Talking about the need to build up a sports culture, he said, �The State Government�s support towards football is yielding results; 8 players in the under 23 national side is a testament of the States sports culture.� � PTI