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Nehru Stadium to be turned into world-class football venue: AFA


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Guwahati, March 24: The Nehru Stadium here will be rebuilt and transformed into a 30,000 seater exclusive football venue with world-class facilities, a top official of Assam Football Association (AFA) said on Sunday.
AFA’s general secretary Sangrang Brahma said this ahead of the India-Aghanistan 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier to be played in the city on Tuesday.
“Nehru Stadium will be demolished and rebuilt into a football exclusive stadium which would be of international standard,” Brahma said.
“It would be an exclusive football stadium of international standard in India. Work on it would start soon,” the AFA official further added.
Brahma informed that the AFA also plans to set up 10 football academies in the state for developing grassroots level talent besides a dedicated centre of excellence in the capital.
“We are planning to establish at least 10 academies in Assam in various locations. We also have a plan to establish a high-performance training centre that would be based in Guwahati.” (PTI)


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