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Point's Sport Editor,Two Others off to Nigeria

Jun 1, 2009, 6:23 AM

Sainabou Kujabi, Point Newspaper's Sports Editor yesterday left for Nigeria to attend the 2010 FIFA World Cup media training programme.

The FIFA-AFP training sessions will be held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 31st May to 6th June 2009. It is an ambitious programme sponsored by world football's governing body FIFA to provide mid-career training to more than 300 reporters and photographers across Africa.

The programme is part of FIFA's "Win in Africa with Africa" development programme, launched after South Africa was selected to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The courses will be conducted by the AFP Foundation, the international training arm of Agence France-Presse, one of the three largest global news agencies, and co-financed by the European Union.

"The FIFA World Cup, using the power of football to achieve positive change in the world, will leave a lasting legacy. It is therefore a great pleasure for FIFA each time we can kick off a project within our 'Win in Africa with Africa' programme.

Nanama Keita of Daily Observer and Namory Trawally of Sports Digest will also attend the training. The are expected back on June 8th 2009.