Mareeg.com-THE WORLD football’s governing body FIFA is helping the Djibouti Football Federation to get its national league attract International audience for the first time in history.
The FDF has launched a five-day audio visual training course for a total of 31 journalists under the auspice of FIFA.
About 22 of the journalists are from the national TV and radio (RTD), while the rest 9 journalists are being trained for the federation’s media department.
The President of Djibouti Football federation Mr. Souleiman Hassan Waberi who addressed at the launch of the training said that it was a very great honour for his federation that Djibouti became the first African country to benefit from such high profile course in history.
The President said he was very thankful to FIFA under the leadership of President Joseph S. Blatter for accepting their proposal to hold such training course for Djiboutian journalists.
“The training composes of three categories including camera crew training, the training for football commentators and as well as another technical training for live coverage coordination team” President Souleiman Hassan Waberi told in his opening remarks on Tuesday.
He said that the FDF and the RTD signed an agreement last year, but due to lack of technical experience it proofed difficulty to get professional live coverage for the league, but hoped that the league will acquire international audiences after the training has completed.
“Tens of thousands of Djiboutians who live outside the capital or elsewhere in the world and as well as international fans will have the opportunity to view our competitions live and that is one of my long-existing dreams even through the years I was serving in the secretariat” president Souleiman noted in his opening address.
The course will run from 7-11 of October and is being conducted by three FIFA experts who are: Jean Yves, Christian Ballet and Yves Cara.
BY Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar
CECAFA Media Committee