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Africa: football

Black Star Journal commenting on the state of African soccer writes that it is not the quality of players that is preventing success at World Cup level but the poor quality of organisation...”From governments meddling in the affairs of soccer federations, to federations meddling in team selection, to often lamentable training conditions for players and coaches, to poor youth development programs.”

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  • Perhaps Brazil has the best football players in the world and Europe the richest, but Africa is the cradle of passion and joy. African players enrich the European leagues with athletic skills, technical tricks and a disarming smile. That is why everybody loves African players so much. Football is a source of pleasure and entertainment for millions unable to indulge in leisure pursuits out of the financial reach of many in Africa. Football is much more than pleasure in Africa – for the time of the game it is an escape from the problems that holds millions across the continent within its grasp. In African you do not often see the children of doctors or politicians playing the game of football. It is mainly people from the rural areas, from the small cities, from the less fortunate families. Africa
    bursts from hidden talent but how to reach them.

    THE AFRICAN FOOTBALL ACADEMY (AFA) DEVELOPED A FAR REACHING PLAN TO LOCATE AND SCOUT THEM IN THE PLACES WHERE THEY LIVE AND PLAY, AND TAKE THEM TO SCHOOL TO PRACTICE AND EDUCATE THEM SO THAT ONE DAY THEY CAN TAKE OFF FOR A BRIDE FUTURE IN THE EUROPEAN AND UAE FOOTBALL LEAGUES. ONLY THE VERY BEST CAN MAKE IT TO THE TOP!

    In cooperation with the Africa Peace Cup Foundation and support from star players around the globe, the Africa Football Academy (AFA) proudly introduces the first in its kind Social Awareness Football Investment Fund, with the goal to establish football-schools for elite talent in (West)Africa. During a Target Market Quest, AFA professionals will judge extremely talented football players (age 15-18y) from Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone with the objective to offer 50 of them a football scholarship each year with full college education and master classes in the
    Mano River Region. The lucky few receive a full time residential scholarship with a hard commitment from the Academy not only to provide the intensive full time education and practice, but also to finance the cost of living of the players entire family during the time of education. This social engagement strongly differentiates the Africa Football Academy from any other fund in this field and will generate goodwill, sympathy and support around the world.

    Camera teams and other media from regional/international television stations are invited to follow this unique reality Quest for football idols – to inform, entertain and update viewers frequently of the progress made by the future ‘Stars of Africa’.

    Preliminary research indicates that in 2 year time AFA would be in a position to present the first talents ready for the big step to Europe or the United Arab Emirates. This will inspire more young players to participate in next year quests and motivate investors, sponsors and advertisers to provide the required funding to successfully establish this prestigious social investment fund. The Academy’s return on investment contains commission fees on future contracts and participation from clubs, sponsors and industry.

  • i will like to take part in the event,i want to be a footballer and i know i have a potential to be a great footballer,what i need is just opportiunity and exposure
    thanks

  • I THINK AFRICAN FOOTBALL NEEDS TO BE INVESTED ON BECAUSE THERE IS NEED FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE SEEN LEGS ALREADY DUE TO THE SUDDEN EMERGENCE OF AFRICAN PLAYERS IN EUROPE, THOUGH THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PART OF IT SINCE ITS INCEPTION BUT THIS DAYS HARDLY WILL YOU WATCH ANY EUROPEAN FOOTBALL THAT HAS LESS THAN TWO AFRICAN PLAYERS IN ITS SQUAD BECAUSE OF THERE QUALITY AND ABILITY TO DELIVER WHEN NEEDED.

    THAT IS WHY PEOPLE LIKE US WILL LIKE TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF THE GAME IN ANY FORM

  • etongo mukete

    Please i want to tell you that money matters , these guys who play out there are out there because there is money out there,this money makes the game to be more competative than here . Even in brazil where there is talent the game is not as good as in europe .
    but what ever be the case i like to watch good football,no matter where it plays .

  • poro tonny otik

    I think African football is now more transformed than some years back especially when you watch the on going African cap of nation(2008) in Ghana you would really smile pray for them to continue playing agood game and the mostnotable aspect is their are new talent in each and every tournment you watch. so i would particulary stress that Football should be funded and more football academies should be in place for helping the identified talent so that utilized for the future.
    I say for a utilizing good talent for a good football world.
    Poro Tonny (Northern Uganda

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