Liverpool have opened a brand new Academy as the Reds’ African expansion continues, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
The new facilities is based in Mauritius, with another on African soil being in Mohamed Salah’s homeland of Egypt. Liverpool have Academies all over the world, but just two on the continent for the moment.
The latest instalment was unveiled by legendary goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, the cub’s Vice President of International Academies, Dan White, and the Mauritius Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth.
Mr White spoke to the press after the opening. “When we started our conversations, we noticed that we have a shared vision for football development and also the impact the sport can have on the population,” he told the BBC.
“There is a hugely passionate fan base in Mauritius and we are confident that this project will be a positive development for football in Mauritius.
“We look forward to working with our partners here to make sure it is a success. We want to bring authentic LFC coaching to young fans around the world.”
It’s well documented that Liverpool have a lot of support from African countries, and the continent is home to a lot of our most passionate supporters.
It’s great to see that the club are expanding into these territories – we’re doing well on the pitch so it’s encouraging to see us do well off it too.
The new facilities in Mauritius will be headed up former Academy graduate Neil Murphy.