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AFRICA’S TECHNOCRATS ATTEND NATIONS CUP POST MORTEM

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By Nnamdi Okosieme
March 25, 2010 02:54AM
Former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde is a member of CAF's technical committee.

Africa's football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has held a review of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, which ended in Angola in February.

A workshop on the tournament, which commenced at the body's headquarters in Egypt on Tuesday and ended yesterday, was declared open by the CAF Deputy General Secretary, Hicham El Amrani.

In attendance at the event were some of Africa's brightest technical minds, including former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde who is a member of CAF's technical committee. Other technocrats at the event included Ghana's Ben Kouffie, equally a member of CAF's technical committee, as well as Hassan Shehata, the coach who led Egypt to three consecutive Nations Cup titles, including the last edition held in Angola.

Identifying key challenges
According to the organisers, the aim of the workshop was to provide a technical and tactical analysis of the African flagship competition held in Angola, to help identify key challenges in the pursuit of developing the game on the continent.

El Amrani was quoted on the CAF website as saying that the workshop represented a testimony of CAF's commitment towards the development of the game to an appreciable standard. He said the symposium gives to coaches, as well as technical directors, a great opportunity to exchange their know-how, whilst observing some modern trends in the game.

“For CAF, this event is of our dearest concern, as it provides a platform for the major players who brought a significant role in the success of the tournament to come together, exchange ideas and forge ahead. “With the first ever World Cup on African soil few months away, we are hopeful that this symposium will serve its purpose, especially to the continent's coaching license system launched in 2009,” he said.

The CAF's Director of Development, Abdel Moneim Hussein who was also at the event, said the workshop is significant since it provides a platform for technical people to share and review their performance during the 27th edition of the continent's biggest football spectacle.