A Groundbreaking Partnership Launched to Support Young African Football Talents in Achieving Their Dreams
A partnership between Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Senegal with Detect Pro Fund aims to identify, train, and develop football talents from the Ivory Coast.
An exceptional project has been launched to support young African football talents in achieving their dreams. The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Senegal and the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Senegal officially announced their strategic partnership with Detect Pro Fund, the first investment fund focused on promoting opportunities for underprivileged African players ages 16 through 18.
On March 14th, 2023, a press conference in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, attended by representatives of Detect Pro Fund, the Ministry of Sports of the Ivory Coast, and Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Senegal, unveiled officially this highly ambitious project.
As part of the partnership, Paris Saint-Germain Academy Senegal, and Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Senegal have been chosen to provide access to elite football training, nutrition, high-quality education, and boarding on the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Campus in Saly, Senegal. The agreement aims to bring 100 of the most talented players available from the Ivory Coast to the Academy Pro over a period of 5 years.
This season, the Academy Pro already hosted 6 players from the Ivory Coast, and their integration has been successful. Two players stood out and were invited for a professional tryout with Strive Football Group partner club Sparta Prague.
Thanks to Strive Football Group, Ivoirian players from disadvantages communities can pursue their dreams of playing at the highest level by spending a year in full immersion at Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro and leverage the Group’s international partnerships within elite football.
Just two years old, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Senegal has set the standards in the preparation, education, and development of student-athletes in Africa. The center is equipped with the resources and tools to help players reach their full potential both on and off the field.
Detect Pro Fund’s investment in detecting, training, and developing football talent in Côte d’Ivoire and West Africa is contributing to providing life-changing opportunities but also to the growth and development of football in the region.
Strive Football Group, as well as both Paris Saint-Germain Academy Senegal and Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Senegal are proud to further their commitment to nurturing African football talent, ensuring a bright future for these young players, and fostering the sport’s growth across the continent.
Watch an interview with talented Ivorian player Borris Koffi on Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Senegal’s YouTube channel.