Confederation of African Football President Dr Patrice Motsepe is on a whirlwind visit to the COSAFA region and will today officially launch the African Schools Programme in Maputo, Mozambique.
The ambitions new CAF competition, which is being spearheaded by Dr Motsepe himself, will see boys and girls schools teams in the Under-15 age-group take part from 44 African nations.
The regional COSAFA qualifier for the competition is scheduled to be played in October and November of this year.
Dr Motsepe will be engaged in a number of activities for the official launch on Tuesday, which includes visiting a refugee camp in Pemba.
He will be in Maputo for the launch ceremony and media engagements, which take place from 17h00 CAT, where more details of the competition will be given.
Dr Motsepe had spent Monday in Botswana, where he met with the country’s President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi.
They discussed Botswana’s bid to co-host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations finals with Namibia. Minister of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture, Tumiso Rakgare, was also part of those meetings.
All parties agreed that more investment was needed in football in the country, and Dr Motsepe urged business leaders to put money into the game.
The meetings happened on the sidelines of the 2022 Forbes Under 30 Summit Africa, a forum for the world’s most elite young entrepreneurs to engage with governments, venture capital and business role models.
Additional reporting by Gaone Pearl Kerileng