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FIFA launches second edition of Diploma in Club Management

The diploma is in line with FIFA’s objective of sharing knowledge and creating a more balanced football ecosystem

Forty participants, including executives from across the world and football greats Carli Lloyd, Tim Cahill, Fernandinho, John Terry and Juan Mata, join programme; Diploma to include modules on leadership and management as well as sporting strategy and youth academies, among others; initiative in line with FIFA’s (www.FIFA.com) objective of sharing knowledge…

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Aliou Cissé: African Football has Really Taken Charge of its Affairs

He recently took part in FIFA Coach Educators’ Development Programme in collaboration with the Senegalese Football Federation

Aliou Cisse captained and coached Senegal at the FIFA World Cup (www.FIFA.com); led Senegal to first AFCON title this year; explains the importance of developing local coaches and infrastructure. As a player, Aliou Cisse was never satisfied just to do exercises in training. He also wanted to know why he…

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Video News Release: Teams touch down to launch development experience at Africa Schools Champions Cup

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The inaugural African Schools Champions Cup takes place this weekend at Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa, giving boys and girls schools teams from six African member associations the chance to improve through exposure to competition and from social and education development programmes. As the first three teams touched down in…

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Benin Hosts Landmark Schools' Tournament

Grand Popo hosts event showcasing link between football, education and society

12 boys and girls Under-16 teams contest week-long event; Tournament also included training for young referees and reporters; Grand Popo hosts event showcasing link between football, education and society. Mouyibath Aweba donned the colours of his school and prepared to play in a significant event in Benin’s football history. The best 12…

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A pilot project between FIFA, the Beninese Football Association (FEBEFOOT), the Benin Ministry of Sport is taking place from July 23-30, 2021. Both boys’ and girls’ Under-16 teams from schools across the country have competed for a place at the finals in Grand Popo, where 12 boys and 12 girls…

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MoU for African schools football competition signed in Congo DR

The initiative will allow FECOFA, FIFA and the government of the DRC to promote health and support social cohesion by integrating football training into the school curriculum

Today in Kinshasa, FIFA (www.FIFA.com), the Congo DR Football Association (FECOFA) and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) signed an historic MoU that will see the creation of a schools football championship. At a signing ceremony in the iconic Palais des Nations Hall, FECOFA President Constant Omari,…

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FIFA youth refereeing course for Somalia comes to an end

The course brought together some 30 young age referees from across the country and they were all awarded with their certificates

Somali Football federation has on Wednesday [November, 9] concluded the first FIFA youth refereeing course to be conducted in the country under the auspice of the world football’s governing association [FIFA]. Somali football federation senior vice president, Ali Abdi Mohamed, who addressed at the closing ceremony of the course on…