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With Djiboutian Football Federation putting more efforts on building up the country’s football, the FDF has concluded a five-day FIFA MA goalkeeping coaching course under the auspice of the World’s Football governing body.
This was termed as ‘an unprecedented’ move forward in the country’s football history as the course was the first of its kind that the FDF ever gets from FIFA and it was held at the National technical centre.
The high profile course which ran from 10 to 14th of May gathered 23 coaches including two women and was conducted by FIFA instructor Mr. Vincent Alexander.
Djibouti Football Federation President Mr Souleiman Hassan Waberi who addressed at the conclusion ceremony of the course thanked FIFA for always being very respective to all their demands toward the promotion of football in the country.
“Today is an immense day for Djibouti Football, because what we are concluding here is the first such course that FIFA holds for us—this is a very clear indication that the world body was always with us in all our endeavours for football progression” President Souleiman Hassan Waberi told the closing ceremony on Wednesday.
“The main objective behind the organization of this course was solely to improve the quality and quantity of our goalkeepers both men and women—now we don’t have enough goalkeepers and as well as enough goalkeeper coaches, but I am sure that we are on the way to grow from where we are now and that actually will happen” the president explained during his address.
Others who spoke at the conclusion ceremony include: FIFA expert Vincent Alexander, Djibouti ministry of sport representative Mohamed Farah and technical director Mohamed Omar Ali.
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar