Under the impetus of the President of the Ivorian FA, Mr Sidy Diallo, as well as that of many Ivorian football players. It was decided in August 2016 to re-establish the JMG Academy in Côte d’Ivoire after more than 16 years of absence.
The Academy takes over the former AFAD facilities and settles in Djekanou. Adrien Gaignon, former Manager of the Ghana Academy, is in charge of carrying out this new project in Ivory Coast.
Arrival of the Ghana Class 2, which following the definitive closure of the Academy in Accra, is the first class of the Ivory Coast Academy.
First matches at 11 of the promotion, which confronts clubs and other Ivorian training centers.
Recruitment of 3 Ivorian players aged around 18 to complete the first promotion.
After a recruitment campaign lasting several months and several thousand players observed, 8 Ivorian children under 37 kilos aged between 12 and 14 years old were recruited to compose a new promotion.