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Djibouti hope to develop goalkeeping after Fifa-sponsored course

23 persons, including two women received instruction from Fifa expert Vincent Alexander

WITH the Djibouti Football Federation putting more efforts on building the country’s game, they have just concluded a five-day Fifa goalkeeping coaching course.

This was the first of its kind and it was held at the National Technical Centre between May 10 and14 where 23 coaches, including two women, gathered under Fifa instructor Vincent Alexander.

The Djibouti Football Federation President Souleiman Hassan Waberi addressing participants at the conclusion of the course thanked FIFA for always being very respective to all their demands toward the promotion of football in the country.

Objective

“This is an immense day for Djibouti football, because what we are concluding here is the first such course that Fifa holds for us. The world body has been with us in all our endeavours for football progression.

“The main objective behind the organisation of this course was solely to improve the quality and quantity of our goalkeepers both men and women. At the moment we don’t have enough goalkeepers as well as enough goalkeeper coaches. But I am sure that we are on the way to grow from where we are now and that actually will happen.”

Others who spoke at the conclusion ceremony included: Fifa expert Alexander, Djibouti Ministry of Sport representative Mohamed Farah and Technical Director Mohamed Omar Ali.

–   Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar, Somali FA Media Officer & CECAFA Media Committee Member