Cabinet approves Rwanda FIFA offices

By IGIHE
On 5 January 2021 at 09:31

Rwanda has, through a cabinet meeting held yesterday, allowed the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to establish office in Rwanda as part of the Federation’s program to expand offices across the world.

“The cabinet approved a host country agreement between the Government of Rwanda and FIFA Development Zurich AG,” reads part of resolutions.

Through the FIFA Forward Programme, FIFA enables football to grow globally and promotes the best possible conditions for football development worldwide.

FIFA Forward is built to provide 360-degree, tailor-made support for football development in each of our member associations and the six confederations.

In a bid to decentralize services and enhance efficiency among beneficiaries, FIFA has opened offices in different countries across the world and African countries including Senegal, South Africa and Ethiopia.

Following the successful implementation of the first edition of the FIFA Forward Development Programme 2016-2018, “FIFA Forward 1.0”, the second edition, “FIFA Forward 2.0” came into force on 1 January 2019 and will run until 31 December 2022.

FIFA seeks to inject almost US$3 million in the programme by 2022.

Since inception of FIFA Forward in 2016, the organization has opened new offices in many countries including India, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Barbados and United Arab Emirates.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (right) at the official inauguration of regional development office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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