Oliver Kahn's Goalplay to set shop in India

Hailing the initiative, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal thanked Kahn, the founder and chief executive officer of Goalplay, for choosing Guwahati as one of the venues for goalkeeping academy.

Oliver Kahn is the founder and chief executive officer of Goalplay.   -  AFP

Legendary German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn's academy, Goalplay, is set to arrive in India and will set up four centres of excellence in India as a part of its expansion plan.

The Chief Operating Officer of Goalplay, a training academy that focuses specifically on optimising a goalkeeper’s performance, called on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and expressed a desire to establish a centre of excellence in the city, on Tuesday.

During the meeting, COO Moritz Mattes informed the chief minister that Goalplay, with the help of the sports department, will pick two potential young goalkeepers from the state and send them to Munich for advanced training.

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Hailing the initiative, Sonowal thanked Kahn, who is the founder and chief executive officer of Goalplay, for choosing Guwahati as one of the venues for goalkeeping academy, and assured all assistance.

He also urged Mattes to train potential coaches from the state to help them learn all modern techniques of coaching so that they can help players from Assam.

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