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Football: CAF, UEFA to sign mutual cooperation MOU

The African Football Confederation (CAF) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) are set to grow closer with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

According to a CAF news dispatch, the deal will be sealed at 10:30 am (local time) at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

CAF President, Issa Hayatou, and UEFA President, Michel Platini, will sign the MoU on mutual co-operation on development of football in Africa and Europe between the two confederations.

The two Presidents will be assisted by Hicham El-Amrani, the CAF Secretary General, and Gianni Infantino, General Secretary of the UEFA.

Also in attendance will be members of the CAF Executive Committee.

The MoU, which will be valid till 31 July 2015 and open to renewal, is meant to strengthen cooperation between the two confederations and provide a framework for exchange and dialogue.

This will be achieved through the sharing of information, experience and conducting joint technical development programmes in various fields.

The fields are coaching, refereeing, youth football, women's football, organization of competitions, administration, marketing, media and social responsibilities.

Pana 18/02/2014