Bordeaux to form Academy with Ho Chi Minh City

French First Division club FC Girondins de Bordeaux is considering a tie-up with the Vietnam Football Federation-affiliated Ho Chi Minh City FA to set up a youth football training centre. Formed in 1881, Bordeaux is now owned by the French television group M6. The club has been French Champions 5 times, with their most successful period in the 1980s when they won the Championnat 3 times and the French Cup twice.

A source told Thanh Nien newspaper that the two stakeholders have agreed to locate the school at Thanh Long sports training center ty after making a survey of the city's available options, Bordeaux would send coaches to the centre to train the youngsters, the two sides plan to start official negotiations in May and the French club wants Ho Chi Minh City to contribute 10 percent of the expected VND30 billion (US$1.9 million) cost for the project.