UEFA Leadership Retreat Lays Ground for Exco to Get Down to Work
FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says it is time for the executive committee to get down work after having received high level management orientation from FIFA and UEFA.
And UEFA Head of International Relations Eva Pasquier says her organization is open to more partnerships with FAZ if they are requested to help.
Speaking at the close of a two-day Leadership Retreat for the executive committee and FAZ management at Bonanza Hotel, Kamanga said it was important to orient the newly elected executive in international best practices before getting down to work.
“For my colleagues I just hope that what we have picked up in the two days we have been here, will help us align our strategies in the provinces and ensure that we now get down to do the work,” he said.
“So far we have had three orientation workshops. I know you were quite eager to get down to work when you were elected but we strongly felt that it was important that you get the orientation from FIFA and from the regional perspective which was done by Ashford Mamelodi and now finally the UEFA experience.”
He urged the executive committee comprising all the provincial chairpersons to share the knowledge with their regional colleagues to maximize the benefits.
“So, I just hope and pray that from Monday everyone will get down to work. You also share what you have learnt with your executives in the provinces,” he said.
“We are working as a team and it is expected that only teamwork will be able to help us achieve all the targets we seek to achieve.”
And Pasquier urged the participants to make use of the knowledge shared as it would help transform the game.
Other UEFA Assist experts in the delegation were Kenny Macleod who is a former Public Relations Manager at the Scottish Football Association and Roger
The UEFA Assist offers a series of education and knowledge sharing programs for UEFA sister confederations and their Member Associations. So far, UEFA Assist has channelled more than 200 football development projects in close to 60 countries worldwide. Initiatives focus on building capacity, developing youth football, strengthening infrastructure, and supporting UEFA member associations.
Apart from the 10 provincial heads there was also vice president Justin Mumba, women representative Colonel Priscilla Katoba while general secretary Adrian Kashala led management from secretariat.