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AFP/FIFA Training Course on Female Football kicks off in style

Nov 26, 2010, 2:08 PM | Article By: Isatou Dumbuya in Dakar

A five-day AFP/FIFA course on female football in the context of the World Cup due to take place in July in Germany kicked off in style in the Senegalese Capital Dakar yesterday.

According to our reporter in Dakar who is also a participant, the course kicked off under the instruction of two AFP trainers - Alain Boebion and Emmerline, who will be lecturing on English and French languages.

Participants will be trained to cover feminine football in the context of the World Cup during the course of the five-day period.

Gambian women sports journalists namely The Point newspaper's Isatou Dumbuya and Sainabou Kujabi, head of AWSRU Gambian chapter and also President of the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG), and Fatoumatta Saho, AWSRU's assistant secretary who also works with the City Limits Radio, are in Dakar to be trained on female football reporting.

The world's football governing body Fifa will be financing the whole operation, which is divided in to three groups as part of the first phase.

Meanwhile, six African countries, such as Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, The Gambia and the host Senegal, are participating in the course, which wraps up on Monday.

The first day of the course, according to the head of AWSRU Gambian chapter Sainabou Kujabi, was purely centered on the history of football and women football in particular.

The African Women Sports Reporters Union for The Gambia was established on 28 April 2010 by the country’s core women sports writers.