The long-term development of football in East Africa received a substantial boost with the inauguration of a new FIFA Regional Development Office (www.FIFA.com) in Kigali, Rwanda, following a signing and opening ceremony that included the president. from FIFA, Gianni Infantino, Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Vincent Biruta, Sports Minister, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju and the president of the Rwandan Football Federation (FERWAFA), Jean-Damascene Sekamana. Other football dignitaries also attended, including the president of the Central African Football Associations (CECAFA), Wallace Karia, Célestin Yanindji, the president of the Central African Republic Football Association, and the presidents of the member associations of the FOFA of the region. “I would like to thank President Paul Kagame and the government of Rwanda for facilitating the opening of this office, as it sets the stage for us at the FIFA level to be able to help all the associations at the regional level to develop football,” said the FIFA. Said the president. “Infrastructure, competitions, development and education – these are the key areas that FIFA is focusing on, and the task of this office will be to implement the FIFA Forward program in the region.
Subsequently, the president of FIFA met with the president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, to discuss the development of football in the country and in the region. “I was delighted to meet Mr. Kagame again. He is a truly devoted soccer fan who is committed to promoting sport and soccer as a symbol of peace and a means of promoting important social values, especially among the youth of the community, ”said the FIFA President. “From FIFA’s perspective, we also appreciate the support that the Rwandan government is providing to FERWAFA and football at the local level. He is helping to lay a solid foundation for football to flourish in Rwanda. ” FIFA Regional Development Office in Kigali inaugurated - NNN.
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