Hungary is investing heavily in football development in counties in Romania where many ethnic Hungarians live.
The Hungarian government finances massively football in Sfantu Gheorghe and Miercurea Ciuc. At the request of the Sports Gazette, the cabinet of Viktor Orban announced that Hungary is financially supporting Sepsi Sf Gheorghe and Csikszereda (Miercurea Ciuc) teams.
Amounts sent to Romania – 3.2 million euros for each club.
“Government Decree 1801/2016 decided to grant funds to the clubs Csikszereda (Miercurea Ciuc) and Sepsi (Sf. Gheorghe). According to the Government Decree, the two football clubs received 1 billion forints (3.2 million euros ) through the Football Federation of Hungary as a beneficiary for the development of sports infrastructure and other development projects, especially for the financing of the Csikszereda Academy and St. George’s Academy “, the official press release of the Hungarian Government shows.
The 6.5 million euro helped to develop the two clubs. Sepsi is the revelation of the season in the First League and pays its players an above average salary and Miercurea Ciuc has just eliminated Dinamo from the Romanian Cup and prides itself on an academy rivaling with the most important football schools in Romania.
(Translation by TFP)