The president of the Confederation of African Football, Patrice Motsepe, welcomed the launch of a pilot inter-schools competition in Africa.
During a working visit to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, Motsepe – together with CAF secretary-general Véron Mosengo-Omba – signed an agreement with the secretary-general of world soccer governing body FIFA, Fatma Samoura. Also signing the agreement were Minister of Sports and Recreation of the DRC Marcel Amos Mbayo Kitenge, and the president of the Congolese Football Federation Constant Omari.
Motsepe said that the inter-schools competition was being launched as a pilot project which could lead to the establishment of a fully-fledged competition in the six African zones resulting in a Pan-African school’s championship final.
He also said that one of the best investments in the future and success of African football is to invest in school’s football and the building of youth football academies for boys and girls.
During his stay in Kinshasa, Motsepe also paid a courtesy call on the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, who has voiced his supports for the organisation of football tournaments in schools across the country and as well as the rest of the African continent. – CAF Online