LOCAL schools sport is set to receive a major boost following the launch of CAF and FIFA pilot project of the CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championships in the Democratic Republic of Congo recently.
The new CAF president Patrice Motsepe is keen on developing and promoting schools sport and youth football across the continent.
Since he came into the office he has made his intention clear and recently successfully launched the pilot project of the CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship in Kinshasa.
The tournament seeks to help improve the continent’s football infrastructure
And the inaugural Championship is set to receive a financial backing of US$10 million from the Motsepe Foundation, which will be used as the prize money, according to the latest communication from CAF.
“Developing and promoting football at schools and investing in the youth is imperative for the future of African football.
“CAF and FIFA had a successful launch of the pilot project of the CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship in Kinshasa which was attended by President Félix Tshisekedi and several of his Ministers and other football stakeholders.