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Football: CAF, UEFA to sign MOU on cooperation

Lagos, Nigeria - African soccer's governing body CAF and its European counterpart UEFA are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for mutual cooperation, CAF has announced.

The pact will be signed at the CAF headquarters in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Thursday, CAF said in a statement posted on its website.

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

The MoU, which is renewable, which will be valid till 31 July 2015.

Among others, it is aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two confederations and providing a framework for exchange and dialogue through the sharing of information, experience and by conducting joint technical development programmes in various fields such as coaching, refereeing, youth football, women's football, organisation of competitions, administration, marketing, media and social responsibilities.

Pana 18/02/2014