The Confederation of African Football(CAF) President Doctor Patrice Motsepe launched a pilot project named Pan-African School Football Championship in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Motsepe together with the Secretary General of CAF Veron Mosengo-Omba visited DRC to be part of the signing of Agreement by Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Secretary General Mrs. Fatma Samoura, DRC Minister of Sports, Marcel Amos Mbayo Kitenge and the DRC Football Federation President Constant Omari.
CAF is committed to assist the implementation of this Pan-African Inter-School Championship project. The African football governing body reported this project will be launched in DRC before it can be extended to other six ones of CAF to the stage of continental finals.
“To make progress in Africa, we need to create partnerships that will accelerate growth and put in place structures at the youth level, with a particular focus on schools. Football is sport number one in Africa, and it can and must create opportunities in our continent that has many challenges,” Motsepe said.
This project which will commence in DRC to provide schools there with football facilities, referees recruitment and training programs including children without distinction of gender be able to play football and forge links across the continent.
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