CAF appoints Super Eagles assistant coach for African School Football

CAF appoints Super Eagles assistant coach for African School Football

Hassan Abdulsalam 16:50 - 18.05.2024

African School Football will feature over 44 African countries and 800,000 young participants.

The Confederations of African Football (CAF) has appointed Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi and legendary African footballers Emmanuel Adebayor, and Amanda Dlamini to grace the Continental Finals of the CAF African Schools Football Championship in Zanzibar.

According to CAF, the competition, featuring over 44 African countries and 800,000 young participants, also includes programs like Young Referee and Reporter initiatives, alongside safeguarding measures.

Legendary Mentors

Emmanuel Adebayor was the 2008 CAF Player of the Year and the Togolese star will inspire young talents with his experience at major tournaments like the World Cup.

Daniel Amokachi is a Nigerian legend; and Africa Cup of Nations winner, bringing his experience of international success.

Former South Africa's iconic captain Amanda Dlamini won over 100 caps and starred in a history-making commentator role at AFCON 2023. He will be trusted to empower young female players.

Local Heroes Join the Mix

Tanzanian football is well-represented by Abdi Kassim Sadalla (former national team captain) and Hilda Masanche (U17 Women's National Team coach).

These icons will participate in various activities throughout the finals, promoting and supporting the development of African youth football.

The tournament serves as a stage for talented young footballers from across the continent to showcase their skills and fuel their passion for the beautiful game.

African Schools Football Championship is a platform to discover and develop future stars in the sports for the continent and CAF will be hoping that the tournament achieves its aim.