itemprop=”headline”>Future Of African Football After Covid19 Discussed At CAF Executive Meeting
Posted on May 19, 2021
Officials from the different football federations met and discussed about African football during the CAF Executive Committee Meeting that took place in Rwanda recently, chaired by the the CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe.
The meeting took place in Rwanda’s capital Kigali on 15th, May, 2021 and officials dialogued about the future of African Football.
During the meeting, Rwanda President Paul Kagame praised the new mindset that is supporting African football to achieve its aims.
“I’m very pleased, on behalf of my whole country, to have you here,” President Kagame said to the assembled CAF Executive Committee and the FIFA delegation in the Rwandan capital,”
He added that it was an honor for him to meet and talk to FIFA President Gianni Infantino and CAF President Patrice Motsepe and other officials during this face to face meeting since Covid 19 broke out.
FIFA President praised Rwanda for their efforts in professionalizing the game of football.
“Football is more than just a sport, it is a school for life. It teaches us to be part of a team. It teaches us that alone, we cannot achieve anything. Football is teaching us respect, for the rules, for our opponents, and for the referee, who has to apply the rules. Football teaches us to win and to lose. It is teaching us resilience, and to stand up to new challenges,” he said
FIFA’s Head Football Development and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger urged the officials to take football development as a critical stage of football management
“I personally believe that Africa will be the continent of the 21st century, and that football has to anticipate that movement, because it is a great opportunity,” he said.
Uganda was represented by Federation of Uganda Football Association President Moses Magogo who is seeking a third term in office in the elections which will be held in August.