The European training tour of City FC of Abuja been described as a good development for grassroot football in Nigeria by Chidi Okonkwo, the chairman of the modest club in the NNL, www.totorinews.com reports.
City FC is presently in Spain on the invitation of Villarreal CF, a La Liga top side and on Thursday, the team played 1- 1 with Villareal Team B to the admiration of football fans that watched the game.
City Fc parading very young players shocked the host with a goal scored by Henry David before the Villarreal clawed their way back into the game to end it 1-1. David was voted the man of the game.
Speaking to www.totorinews.com, Chidi Okonkwo said that City FC was invited by the management of Villareal and Spain has been a good exposure for the players, noting that the relationship between both clubs will add values to both parties, which is good for Nigeria Football.
“We were invited by Villarreal Fc for a week tournament as part of our partnership between Villarreal and City Fc. We played our match with the Villarreal B which ended 1 – 1 yesterday,” Chidi Okonkwo said.
“City Fc showed class and this is good for Nigeria football. We are playing the Villarreal A which is the main team this Friday.
“The reception from our host Villarreal Fc and the City of Villarreal has been astonishing. We believe that this relationship and partnership will go a long way to add a lot of values to my vision of making City Fc, Abuja one of the best football club in Africa by God’s grace,” he added.
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