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The Motepi Foundation donates $ 10 million to the FIFA and CAF School Championship in Cote d'Ivoire

During his visit to Côte d'Ivoire, Dr. Patrice Mutesebi, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), announced a donation of 10 million USD from the Motsebi Foundation for the FIFA-CAF African Schools Championship.

Motzebi confirmed that the donation will be used to initiate and support the development and growth of football in schools in the six CAF regions as part of the FIFA-CAF African Schools Soccer Championship launched by FIFA and CAF in Kinshasa, DR Congo several weeks ago.

The best investment we can make to ensure that African football is among the best in the world and is self-sufficient is to invest in football infrastructure in schools and develop youth football for boys and girls at the club and national levels, Mozippi added, in statements to the official website of CAF. This is one of my main areas of focus as CAF President.

"The Mozebi Foundation is passionate and committed to academic excellence and excellence in football, and has sponsored football for schools in South Africa for many years. We are now extending this commitment and passion to the rest of the African continent," added the co-founder of the Mutsepi Foundation, Dr. Precious Mauloy Motsebi.

While FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, “Schools are a very important social vehicle for promoting fundamental life values, the values ​​of football, which include respect, discipline, teamwork and fair play, are perfect complements to the education of future generations, and FIFA is delighted to be a part of this important initiative, side by side. With CAF, for the benefit of young people in Africa, thanks to the generous donation of the Motseby Foundation, joy and hope will be given to millions of children across the continent for years to come. ”

Boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 14 will play in the FIFA-CAF African School Football Championship, which will be held in 3 stages, starting at the national level (via the National Football Associations) and then moving on to the six regional tournaments that provide a pathway to qualification for the championship finals. FIFA-CAF for the African School Football Championship.

While the winning schools will use the prize money, among other things, to develop football for schools, education, academic infrastructure, facilities and equipment, additional information on the use of the $ 10 million donation by the Mozebi Foundation and the CAF African Schools Football Championship will be provided in due course.

Pilot national championships will be held in many countries across Africa, including Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia, with other participating countries to be announced in due course. The qualifiers will be held between May and December 2021, with the finals to be held in February 2022.

The first full edition of the FIFA-CAF School Football Championship, including all countries in Africa, will take place between 2022 and 2023.