We didn’t get this opportunity at their age – Asamoah Gyan

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In just a few days’ time, the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF), will kick off the much-anticipated CAF African Schools Football Championship Continental Finals set to take place at the Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar between 21 – 24 May.

The innovative youth football competition comes at an opportune when African football is enjoying unprecedented success, thanks to CAF’s vested efforts in developing the African game across all fronts.

The governing body of African football’s efforts have been lauded by Ghanaian football legend Asamoah Gyan, who hailed CAF for providing a platform that he says was not available during his teenage years.

“This is very important for the young ones. It boosts them to work more and to achieve their dreams”, said Gyan in reference to the programme’s capacity building programmes that have been introduced to the competition by CAF.

As part of the unique competition, CAF conducts capacity building programmes for learners and educators which include the Young Reporters Programme, Young Medical Officers Programme as well as a CAF Coaching Programme for educators. 

Asamoah Gyan

“We didn’t get the opportunity that they have right now. They should be proud of themselves, and I am also proud of them. What CAF is doing to support these kids is an amazing initiative. I would like to commend CAF for what they have done. This is very important for us as Africans”, said the Ghanaian football legend.

The CAF African Schools Football Championship is a first for world football.

It features participants  over 44 African countries with over 800 000 participants of Boys and Girls under the age of 15.

Source: CAF

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