Win in Africa with Africa
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Budget: USD 70 million

1. Artificial pitches

  • Budget: USD 39.7 million
  • 54 pitches in Africa
  • Four regional seminars on pitch maintenance
  • 15 pitches used in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifying competition

2. Support for clubs and competitions

  • Budget: USD 15.5 million
  • Courses: 150 (in coaching, refereeing, clubs and marketing) given in 53 countries
  • Equipment: USD 3.455 million in equipment distributed in 52 countries (training equipment, balls, boots)
  • Creation of a player-registration and competition-management system for each country in Africa. By early 2011, virtually every country on the continent had implemented or was in the process of implementing the system.


3. Training for African youngsters

  • Budget: USD 3.8 million
  • Sports courses for African youngsters on a range of topics: management, legal, marketing, finance etc
  • Partnership between FIFA, The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) and four African universities (Dakar, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Cairo)

4. Medical programme

  • Budget: USD 4 million
  • Studies conducted in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mauritius
  • Creation of a disease-prevention programme for children aged ten to 15: ‘The 11 for Health’


5. 50th anniversary of the African Football Confederation

  • Special five-DVD box set celebrating African football and comprising more than 7,000 documents and articles and 2000 photos
  • A limited-edition book on the history of African football


6. Charity match for Nelson Mandela in South Africa

  • Held in Cape Town on 18 July 2007


7. Support for the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cup and for youth football in general

  • Budget: USD 5 million
  • Five artificial pitches (Egypt, Nigeria, CAF Centre of Excellence)
  • Support for youth competitions in Africa (tournaments, grassroots festivals, equipment)


8. Media Support for the 2010 FIFA World Cup

  • Budget: USD 1.2 million
  • FIFA Broadcast Academy in partnership with the African Union of Broadcasting: 41 countries in sub-Saharan Africa involved. Training sessions for TV and radio broadcasters.
  • Media training courses in partnership with AFP and the European Union, in four languages (English, French, Portuguese and Arabic), and for more than 300 African journalists.