Apr
20
2007
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CAF (Confideration Africaine de Football)

CAF (Confideration Africaine de Football)

Casablanca (Marocco) hosted the second annual CAF Elite Course for Referees and Assistant Referees from 1 to 7 December 2006. The course offered the participants the opportunity to learn new skills and exchange ideas with seasoned CAF experts. The eight-day event was attended by 29 referees and 18 assistants referees from a total of 35 countries.

Meanwhile, Lome (Togo) was the venue for the first CAF Francophone Women’s Football Coaching Course between 29 November and 6 December. The course was attended by 41 women from 21 countries. CAF organizes more than 100 courses every two years in the fields of sports medicine, refereeing, administration and coaching.

The CAF Emergency Committee, chaired by President Issa Hayatou, met in Cairo (Egypt) on 22 December 2006 to consider the following:
• Progress report on MTN Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2008: the committee expressed its satisfaction with regard to stadium construction and various other matters relating to the tournament.
• The Glo-CAF Awards Ceremony that was scheduled to be staged in Nigeria on 18 January was postponed to 1 March 2007 and the venue was changed to Accra.
• Following extensive discussions, the committee expressed its satisfaction with the programme for CAF’s 50th anniversary celebrations. CAF will organize a series of special activities in 2007 to mark the 50th anniversary of its foundation in Sudan on 8 February 1957 by the football associations of Egypt, South Africa, Ethiopia and Sudan.