18:12 | 16/09/2015 Society
France’s Olympique Lyonais club, runner-up at the French Championships 2014-2015, is eyeing to train and produce a team of skilled Vietnamese footballers for Ho Chi Minh City over the next 10 years.
Olympique Lyonais club's footballers (Source: AP)
The plan was mentioned during the club’s working session with Ho Chi Minh City authorities on September 10, following a three-day field trip around the city.
The club’s experts suggested designing a comprehensive scheme covering the training of coaches and construction of a football academy.
It will assign technique experts to Vietnam to recruit and train young footballers as well as outline development orientations for the academy.
Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan asked the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ho Chi Minh City Football Federation to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation with the club for the foreseeable future, covering men and women’s football and futsal.
A strong football club in Europe, Olympique Lyonais won championship titles in France for seven consecutive years, from 2002-2008./.