ARSENE WENGER Interview on African Football

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ARSENE WENGER Interview on African Football

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Arsene Wenger spoke recently to the Football Foundation of Africa (FFA) on developing African football. The FAA is organizing the first summit on African Football Business scheduled to take place later this year in Kigali, Rwanda. Here are the key points made by Mr. Wenger:

* The second transfer of African players from an European club is dramatically bigger than the first transfer from Africa to Europe not because of development of the talent but largely because of bargaining power.

* That there are two critical disparities between development of players in Africa and the industrialized world - (a) Education (Years playing organized football under football coaches), and (b) Development of club football (This is specifically linked to the development of new Super league by CAF).

* That he is personally aware of several African coaches with quality comparable to anywhere else in the world. He noted that he is "100%" aware of this but that what they lack is the environmental support for their work and this includes competitive environment.

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* His charge is to help develop this competitive environment all over the continent but that centers are needed given the vast geography of Africa.

You may want to view the interview by registering in the link provided above and re-viewing the video of the interview with Wenger.
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