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FIFA development projects key to Africa”

Posted by African Press International on December 5, 2013

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The future of Senegalese football was at the core of the first-ever organisational review implemented within the scope of PERFORMANCE, the football management programme of FIFA, that concluded on Sunday, 1 December 2013, in Dakar.

During the six-day mission a FIFA delegation undertook a thorough analysis of all structures of the Senegalese Football Federation and its key external stakeholders, including government, sponsors and broadcasters.

“Through my work in Gabon, Mali and now in Senegal I have noticed that while Africa keeps on producing an impressive amount of talented players, there are still key deficits in terms of infrastructure and administration,” Senegal’s national team coach Alain Giresse said. “Hence, FIFA’s development activities in Africa are fundamental towards the creation of the ideal setting in which to develop African talents.”

“If it would be only a matter of talent, an African team could win the 2014 World Cup. What we need to do is to couple talent with sound infrastructure and administration.”



International Federation of Football Association (FIFA)


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