Ntagungira in Dubai for FIFA U-17 World Cup
RWANDA Football Federation (Ferwafa) chairman Celestin Ntagungira is in United Arab Emirates where he is seeking ties with different worldwide football stakeholders.
Ntagungira a.k.a Abegga who is planning to create more partnerships with development football federations in as part as development of grassroots football is concerned has also been invited by Fifa as an assessor during the Fifa U-17 World Cup.
The tournament gets underway on October 17 in six host cities: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain, Fujairah and Sharjah.
According to Ntagungira, on top of being an assessor, he will also be meeting teams in refreshing them with memory laws of the game.
A total of 504 players can now set their sights on following in the footsteps of the many illustrious names to have left a glittering impression at past editions.
The opening match of this year’s U-17 World Cup between Brazil and Slovakia on October 17 will mark the start of three weeks of drama, spectacle and thrilling football which climaxes with the final match on November 8.
The gifted prodigies will be determined to catch the eye like some of the great players who first announced their potential at a FIFA U-17 World Cup, including Juan Sebastian Veron, Alessandro Del Piero, Iker Casillas, Francesco Totti, Harry Kewell, Hidetoshi Nakata, Nwankwo Kanu, Ronaldinho, Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos and Neymar, to name but a few.
Africa is represented by Cote d’Ivoire, three-time winners Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia.