In an exciting update for Nepali football enthusiasts, renowned Spanish football club Atletico Madrid is collaborating with Naikap’s West Kathmandu Football Club (WKFC) for developing football sport in Nepal.
Towards this end, Atletico’s international expansion and academy manager Fernando Lopez signed a MoU with Bhawan Bhatta, the president of Non-Resident Nepali Association in Kathmandu on October 19, 2018.
Under the deal, Atletico will send its football coach to Nepal for training and vice-versa.
Lopez promised of allowing talented WKFC players for special training in the Atletico Academy, besides upgrading WKFC’s Naikap playground with Astro Turf.
“We go for result when we are involved in any such projects. We are serious about the partnership and we are getting good cooperation for the Nepali side. I hope this program will run for long time,” said Lopez.
According to NRNA Europe Deputy Coordinator Eakraj Giri, Atletico has also assured them of extending its further support to WKFC depending on annual progress report.
With this deal, Nepal joins the list of Atletico supporting centers across the world including Portugal, Nicaragua, Morocco, neighboring India and Haiti, among others.