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The event was held virtually on the 10th of July and was hosted by Carol Tshabalala and had distinguished guests like Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba, CAF Commercial Director Abdel Bah and Hicham El Amrani (Head of HEA Sports. They spoke about the African perspective: an overview of African football of tomorrow.
The Coach spoke about the challenges that the country faced during the Covid-19 pandemic, ” We are reaching our peak now like how America, Italy and Spain did, we are in that space now and it’s winter and we are trying our best. When you looking at football we are just getting back to training and we are following the protocols”.
“I have based my models on what I have seen in Europe and we know Europe has the support as compared to Africa financially, Uefa had so much to give but we doing our best in terms of testing and I have based my teams model on Man City even though we do not have the same resources, I just copied their model from even stuff like the parking lot and won’t take anything for granted.”
CAF Commercial Director Abdel Bah confirmed that all CAF members will receive Two million US Dollars in order to aid the combat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coach also spoke about how “African must not be slept on as we have the personnel, the brain capacity and it is just that we do not have the resources that Europe or Uefa have. We have turned our stadiums into businesses and they are self-sufficient. Look at how the production of the CAF Champions League has been, the standard of the pitch is up there also when the teams come and play we put them in beautiful hotels”.
“We must applaud CAF also with the CAF Pro Licence, that is what we been talking about coaching education. If you look at the quality of Al Ahly, Wydad, Raja Casablanca and Mamelodi Sundowns. I mean we played Barcelona and they had the likes of Iniesta, Messi, Xavi and Rakitic and everyone thought we will get a big hiding but we showed what Africa has. We went to the World Club Championship and we did not embarrass the continent. Africa makes Europe great concluded “Jingles”.
Catch up on the coaches talk here: