CAF/UEFA Assist GS Academy workshop concludes in Djibouti
By Andrew Jackson Oryada
General secretaries from Francophone countries in Africa concluded a CAF/UEFA Assist workshop at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel on Friday.
The GS (general secretaries) Academy, set up by UEFA Assist in partnership with CAF aims to support the general secretaries of football associations around the world by providing practical assistance to help develop and strengthen the sport.
“This has been a very important workshop for us because we have learnt new administrative strategies which will help us develop football further in our respective countries,” Guy Marc Makopete, from Central African Republic told mirrorsportafrica.
During the opening of the workshop, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad said the CAF/UEFA programme will equip African general secretaries with new administrative methods.
Sulaiman Waberi, the Djibouti FA President and CAF executive member said early in the week that they are happy to have this opportunity to host the workshop.
Participants in the GS Academy are led through a programme highlighting the key aspects of their role as general secretaries, including governance, strategic planning, finance, people management, marketing and communications, player development and administration, and match administration.
UEFA Assist was launched in 2017 with the aim of sharing knowledge and best practices in order to help UEFA’s fellow football confederations develop and strengthen football within their respective territories.
The workshop attracted delegates from Central African Republic, Comoros, Cameroon, Niger, Burundi, Chad, Mauritius, Sao Tome & Principe, Madagascar, Congo and hosts Djibouti.