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FERWAFA officials in Morocco for CAF Symposium

Posted on Jul 17 2017

FERWAFA delegates led by President Nzamwita Vincent, Secretary General Uwamahoro Latifah Tarcille and Executive committee member Appolinaire Mpilikanyi have joined 400 other international football experts in Rabat, Morocco for a Caf African Football symposium.

The two-day event scheduled for July 18-19, 2017 at Palais des Congres (International Conference Centre Mohammed VI), Skhirat, a suburb of Rabat,is expected to form the continental blueprint for the development of the game going forward.

The will be hosted by Caf president Ahmad Ahmad who defeated Issa Hayatou for the top post in March, ending Hayatou’s 29-year reign.

The symposium will host all invited stakeholders such as journalists, administrators, former players and FA presidents and is aimed at developing the vision of African football for the next decade.

In the latter category, renowned technical brains with a good knowledge and experience of African football such as Claude Le Roy, Florent Ibenge, and Herve Renard amongst others.

Others are decorated former footballers in the history of African football like Joseph-Antoine Bell, Rabah Madjer, Ahmed Faras, Austin “Jay-Jay” Okocha, Badou Zaki, Anthony Baffoe, Mohammed Timoumi, Hossam Hassan, Patrick Mboma, Geremi Njitap, etc. as well as Club leaders such as Roger Ouegnin, president of Ivorian giants, ASEC Mimosas, and Irvin Khoza of South African club, Orlando Pirates.

Also in attendance will be a FIFA delegation led by President, Gianni Infantino, and General Secretary, Fatma Samoura, who will be expected to take an active part in the symposium, which has also attracted experts from the European football governing body, UEFA.

The Amavubi coach Antoine Hey was among the invited coaches to take part in the event but due to the on-going national team engagements, he could not manage to attend the symposium which is expected to give the continent the direction on the way forward.

According to Caf, the symposium will focus on issues related to the various Caf competitions, particularly its format, periodicity and organisation.

The symposium programme includes the following seven topics, African Cup of Nations (the competition), African Cup of Nations (the host country’s specifications), Interclub Competitions, Youth Football, Football and Development, Communication and Media, and Marketing and TV.

The event will be followed by a meeting of the Caf Executive Committee and an Extraordinary General Assembly on July 20 and 21 which will gather together 56 Caf member associations.

Meanwhile, the Executive Committee member in charge of women football Felicite Rwemalika is in Amsterdam, Netherlands, attending a two-day football leadership workshop.
Source: Ferwafa.rw


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