- Caf is set to kick off the Caf African Schools Football Championship Zonal Qualifiers in Togo this week.
- Several capacity-building programmes are set to officially take place across all the Zones over the next few days.
Caf and the National Lottery of Cote d’Ivoire, LONACI, have reached an agreement to make LONACI the Official Offline Lottery Supporter of the tournament that will be staged in Cote d’Ivoire in January 2024, the sport governing body has said.
Ivory Coast will host the biannual month-long 34th edition of Africa's biggest sporting event the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) from January 13 to February 11, 2024.
Established in 1970, LONACI is a significant contributor to Côte d’Ivoire’s economy, with lottery revenue used to fund governmental and social services in the country, including schools and health care.
LONACI joins a growing and powerful list of the leading companies in Côte d’Ivoire, on the African continent and globally who have come on board recently as Caf Africa Cup of Nations 2023 partners.
Meanwhile, Caf is set to kick off the Caf African Schools Football Championship Zonal Qualifiers in Togo this week.
Several capacity-building programmes are set to officially take place across all the Zones over the next few days as the competition enters the exciting Zonal qualifiers phase.
The second edition of the Caf African Schools Football Championship is already in full swing after completing the National phase and building on from the solid foundation laid in its inaugural edition last year.
Caf is pulling out all the stops in ensuring that the innovative youth development concept by Caf President, Patrice Motsepe fulfills its objective of providing access and capacity building.
A total of 60 aspirant coaches comprising teachers from local schools and former Togolese players are currently gathered for the workshop which will see them graduate with a Caf D License Coaching course upon completion.
The coaching course forms part of other crucial capacity-building initiatives being spearheaded by the Caf Member Association’s division in ensuring that the competition not only allows learners to play competitive international football but they along with their teachers and guardians, are sufficiently capacitated for life on and off the field.
Other capacity-building workshops scheduled to take place in Lome this week include the Young Referee’s workshop, the Young Reporters Workshop, and the Caf Safeguarding workshop, with more details on these initiatives to follow in due course.