FIFA Forward program workshop ends in Djibouti

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.
Musonye thanked FIFA supporting zones to the tune of USD one million annually starting 2017. The fifa support will go towards youth and women football and technical programmes.

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