The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) are set to grow closer with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:30 am (local time) at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
CAF President, Issa Hayatou and UEFA President, Michel Platini, will sign the MoU of mutual co-operation on development of football in Africa and Europe between the two confederations. The two Presidents will be assisted by Hicham El Amrani, Secretary General of CAF and Gianni Infantino, General Secretary of the UEFA. Also in attedance will be members of the CAF Executive Committee.
The MoU which will be valid till July 31, 2015 and open to renewal is meant to strengthen cooperation between the two confederations and provide a framework for exchange and dialogue. This will be achieved through the sharing of information, experience and conducting joint technical development programs relating in various fields such as: Coaching, Refereeing, Youth football, Women’s football, Organization of competitions, Administration, Marketing, Media and Social Responsibilities.
There will be a press conference to be addressed by the Presidents of CAF and UEFA after signing the MoU at 11h00 (local time).