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Schools football league program launched

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The Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development, Ministry of General Education and FIFA have signed a tripartite memorandum to support grassroot football in the country.

Sports Minister Emmanuel Mulenga says the vision of the government and the policy of the ministry is to promote sports development in the country.

Mulenga says government aims at achieving at least 80 percent citizen participation in sports.

The Minister said this in Ndola when he officiated at the launch of the pilot schools league football programme.

He added that the pilot project will involve 40 schools which will benefit from the football kits and trained coaches and referees for each team.

And Football Association of Zambia president Andrew Kamanga said FIFA is committed to promoting grassroot football in Zambia through the schools football league program that it is willing to fund.

Kamanga said the program will also see two teachers from each school who will be trained in coaching and referring.

He said the program is in line with the FAZ ten years strategic plan that aims to promote grassroots football.

And Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe said football is very important to unifying the country.

Nundwe has further urged teachers and coaches to take this program very seriously. -znbc

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