FIFA Forward program workshop ends in Djibouti

Tuesday December 20, 2016 - 22:28:32
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A FIFA forward program workshop for football leaders and finance managers from CECCA Member Associations has come to an end in Djibouti.

The workshop gathered FA presidents, Secretary Generals and finance managers from football associations in the CECAFA region and as well as CECFA secretary General Nicholas Musonye was present.

The workshop was aimed at briefing Member Associations on the most important principles in the FIFA Forward program and how to manage the funds they receive from FIFA in the most appropriate way to avoid from financial misconducts which can result in FIFA cutting their funds.

FIFA’s financial assistance to its member associations to accelerate football development in the world will increase to 1,250,000 USD per year. That is 5 million USD in every four years.

As shown in the financial assistance plan every FIFA-member association gets access to 500,000 USD per year to cover running costs and other financial needs and as well as 750,000 USD for football projects including construction of soccer facilities and other complexes as planned by member FAs and approved by FIFA.

This was the first such event organized by FIFA for CECAFA region and hosted in Djibouti. President of Djiboutian Football Federation, Souleiman Hassan Waberi said that it was an honor for his country and his federation that FIFA forward program workshop for the region took place in his country.

Djiboutian minister for youth and sport, Mr. Hassan Mohamed Kamil, who addressed at the workshop thanked FIFA for its continued support to football in his country.

"I would like to emphasize the testimony of our indefinite gratitude to FIFA, not only because of organizing this workshop in our country, but also for its constant support which helped develop football in the country. I thank the member Associations in the CECAFA region for their attendance of this workshop” said the minister in his address at the FIFA Forward workshop.

Somali Football Federation Media Department

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