FIFA officials pay courtesy visit on FERWAFA President

Posted By: Saddam MIHIGO - On:25/10/2018
The World Football Governing body, FIFA Officials led by Chief Member Associations Officer, Joyce Cook paid a courtesy visit on FERWAFA President Sekamana Jean Damascene on Thursday at FERWAFA Headquarters in Remera, Kigali City.

Madam Cook was accompanied by Director MA & Development Veron Mosengo-Omba and Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman.

The FIFA Officials were welcomed by FERWAFA President Sekamana alongside the Executive Committee Member in charge of Finance Madam Kankindi Alida Lise and Secretary General Uwayezu Regis.

The FIFA officials who are in Rwanda for Friday’s FIFA Council Meeting had a brief visit of the FERWAFA Rehabilitation centre and the FERWAFA which is under construction.

Both parties held discussions on the on-going FERWAFA Village (Ferwafa Hotel) project and women football development.

With the financing of the project split between funds from the FIFA Forward programme and FERWAFA’s own fundraising, the goal of the project is to ease the cost on national teams during residential training camps and for the association to host visiting national sides.

FERWAFA would also use the hotel, which is positioned adjacent to FERWAFA’s office and the Amahoro Stadium, for commercial purposes to generate income for development activities, including women’s football.

FERWAFA and FIFA have charted plans to have the completion of the hotel construction accomplished such that it can be put to use.

On Women’s football, Rwanda is set to benefit from the first-ever global strategy for women’s football which charts the course for how FIFA will work with confederations and Member Associations (MAs), clubs and players, the media, fans and other stakeholders to realise the full potential that exists within the women’s game.

FIFA strongly believes that women’s football brings one very important benefit to the many young girls and women involved in the game – empowerment.

Encouraging empowerment through football, growing the game, getting more girls involved in it earlier and keeping women in football longer are all key elements of FIFA’s Women’s Football Strategy.

As part of its commitment to supporting and furthering the women’s game, FIFA Women’s Football Division which was set-up in 2016 will work closely with MAs around the world via workshops and special initiatives to assist them in bringing together key stakeholders to discuss, develop and implement their respective women’s football strategies and to ensure the greatest impact possible of their efforts to develop and grow the women’s game.Automatic word wrap

Source: Rwanda FA

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