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German Football Academy become development partner of United FC Cochin

German Football Academy (GFA)

The India-based German Football Academy has announced a new development partnership with Kerala-based club United FC Cochin.

United FC Cochin on social media announced, “Pleased to announce our (United FC Cochin) partnership with German football academy who will help us out in grassroots development and youth development in Kochi.”

While United FC Cochin will get support from GFA with their grassroots and youth development programme, the GFA will hope to place their kids within the United FC Cochin youth and senior teams.

The German Football Academy’s Krish Roy said, “For us at GFA this tie-up will help our GFA players have a pathway into the club set-up at youth and senior level football.”

For the German Football Academy the tie-up with United FC Cochin comes after seeing GFA product Hrishikesh Namboothiri signing a professional contract with I-League side NEROCA FC for the 2021/22 season.