Mr. Francis Amin Michael the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) President has left Juba for Iceland in the afternoon of Sunday 15th September 2019 for a 2 days FIFA strategic Planning Workshop. The workshop which will be conducted from the 17th -18th of September, will attract participants from all FIFA affiliated member countries.
“I am going to Iceland for a 2 days’ workshop on strategic planning and if I have time I will also meet South Sudanese Professional Players who plays their trade in Iceland and will tell them to come and play for the country” Amin told kurrasports.com.
The national football governing body head was the only one invited for the workshop which will include other football association heads from other African Countries.
The last FIFA strategic workshop was hosted by the Mongolia Football Federation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 29-30 July 2018, with 11 Member Associations (MAs) from the East and South East Asian region taking part as well. The event was divided into several sessions over the two days, the sessions includes discussions on the first cycle of the FIFA Forward Development Programme, and what the future of FIFA Forward looks like in the 2019-2022 cycle. There was also a case study into the Icelandic Football Association’s use of FIFA Forward funds, presented by Geir Thorsteinsson (the former president of the Icelandic FA) and discussions on women’s football and how to correctly submit a FIFA Forward application.
South Sudan through its national football governing body SSFA has received 5 million dollars from FIFA for the renovation of Juba Stadium, which is an ongoing project and it’s anticipated to be completed by February 2020 reasons why Amin could have been invited by FIFA for the 2 days’ workshop in Iceland.