FIFA boss points out development pillars

Luanda The refereeing professionalization, infrastructures and competitions were pointed out last Thursday, in Luanda, by FIFA president Gianni Infantino as the three fundamental axes for the Africa Football Development Programme. Making an assessment to the press of his 24-hour visit to the country, Infantino said that it is important to train elite, technically good, independent and non-politicized referees.

The president of the International Association of Association Football (FIFA), who announced a support of six million dollars for Angola, said that henceforth FIFA will protect well the referees.

As regards infrastructures, the second development sector appointed by the FIFA boss, he announced a support of USD 30 million for each African affiliated institution, without providing details.

The official defended the third development pillar as the professional football league implementation, taking into account the financial income it can generate, mentioning as an example the European League, whose investment is superior to all African national championships.

The second FIFA president to visit Angola, after Joseph Blater in 2010, left Luanda last Friday for Congo Brazzaville, where he is expected to fulfill an identical mission.

In the ambit of his working tour of the African continent, the FIFA boss has already been to Gambia, Senegal, Guinea Conakry, DR Congo and Mozambique.

Meanwhile, last Thursday afternoon, Infantino and his entourage were received by the President of the Republic, JoAPound o Lourenco, and also met with the governor of Luanda Province, Luther Rescova.

The delegation also visited the SAPound o Paulo Football Field in the urban district of Rangel.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

FIFA boss points out development pillars

Luanda The refereeing professionalization, infrastructures and competitions were pointed out last Thursday, in Luanda, by FIFA president Gianni Infantino as the three fundamental axes for the Africa Football Development Programme. Making an assessment to the press of his 24-hour visit to the country, Infantino said that it is important to train elite, technically good, independent and non-politicized referees.

The president of the International Association of Association Football (FIFA), who announced a support of six million dollars for Angola, said that henceforth FIFA will protect well the referees.

As regards infrastructures, the second development sector appointed by the FIFA boss, he announced a support of USD 30 million for each African affiliated institution, without providing details.

The official defended the third development pillar as the professional football league implementation, taking into account the financial income it can generate, mentioning as an example the European League, whose investment is superior to all African national championships.

The second FIFA president to visit Angola, after Joseph Blater in 2010, left Luanda last Friday for Congo Brazzaville, where he is expected to fulfill an identical mission.

In the ambit of his working tour of the African continent, the FIFA boss has already been to Gambia, Senegal, Guinea Conakry, DR Congo and Mozambique.

Meanwhile, last Thursday afternoon, Infantino and his entourage were received by the President of the Republic, JoAPound o Lourenco, and also met with the governor of Luanda Province, Luther Rescova.

The delegation also visited the SAPound o Paulo Football Field in the urban district of Rangel.

Source: Angola Press News Agency