Football Development: CAF, Saudi Arabia Sign 5-Year MoU

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The President  of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr Patrice Motsepe, together with Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) President, Yasser Al Misehal announced a landmark five-year cooperation and development agreement to foster growth opportunities for African and Saudi Arabian football.

The signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will focus on initiatives around technical and football development at Club and National team level, Grassroots football, Women’s football, talent identification, competitions, friendly matches and commercial opportunities.

The MoU between CAF and SAFF highlights the strong drive of both organisations to build on innovative and long-term initiatives aimed at raising football competitive levels and developing skills for football administrators.

“CAF is excited to work together and partner with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation to develop and grow football on our continent and globally,” CAF President Dr Motsepe said.

“There are also specific areas for mutually beneficial partnerships that we are discussing and announcements will be made in due course.”

Commenting on the partnership, SAFF President Yasser Al Misehal said;

“This is truly a remarkable moment in our journey to further exchange knowhow and grow with the Confederation of African Football, as we both strive to perform better on the world stage and provide many opportunities for both men and women from all ages, to progress and develop their football talent,” Al Misehal said.

CAF and SAFF will organise and facilitate workshops and seminars aimed at empowering match officials, both men and women, to share their knowledge. This will also focus on the following areas: match organisation, marketing, media, refereeing and security.

Source CAF

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