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Football's coming home! Today I speak to Ajay Menon, the founder Forza Indian Academy a brand new football academy in Mumbai teaching grassroots level football. He talks about being an entrepreneur with a lifelong passion for football and an ambition to take India to the higher echelons of world football. We talk about his passion for Italian football. He talks about the leap of faith from the corporate world into the world of coaching, with the aim to give back all the knowledge to the young children of India and we talk about the recent world cup in Russia.

in this conversation we talk about:

  • Stats
  • Was it always the plan to quit corporate life?
  • the business model
  • The highs and lows of being an AS Roma fan & chances of ending Juventus 7 year winning streak!
  • Early days
  • Video-Assisted Referee (VAR) chat!
  • His Aunty watching her first ever world cup game!
  • Why not cricket?
  • The state of grassroots football in India
  • How big is the Indian football market
  • Will he ever go back to his cubicle?
  • What does he want to get out of this
  • Meeting his hero - Francesco Totti

and much much more!



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