All is now set for the hosting of the inaugural convention of the African Coaches Connect (ACC) in Abidjan, the capital city of Cote d’ Ivore.
The epoch making event which will hold from 17 to 21 January 2024, organizers say will attract coaches, agents, managers, club owners, footballers, administrators and indeed all football enthusiasts of African descent from far and near across the globe.
This much was made known to us by the President of the organization, Eldred Sunju-Abbey who spoke exclusively to us after Ayisat Yusuf Shefootball convention held recently in Lagos.
Sunju-Abbey harped on the need for African coaches to be respected and treated better both at home and abroad, stressing that it’s high time African coaching jobs are given to Africans rather than outsource them to foreigners.
According to the smooth- talking ACC president, the convention will herald a new dawn for African Football Coaches particularly and African Football as a whole.
Sunju hinted that participants will converge in Abidjan from Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa, Morocco, Botswana, Egypt among others in African continent and beyond for the first ever international football convention of The African Coaches Connect tagged ‘ACConvention Abidjan 24’* .
“We are excited and fully ready to host all our members who will be coming from different parts of Africa and the world for the convention in Abidjan.
“This is first of it’s kind in Africa and it will be held from 17th to 21st January, 2024. Coincidentally, the convention will hold during the CAF Total 2023 Africa Cup of Nations billed to begin from January 13 to February 11, 2024.
“I’m in constant talk with African Coaches Connect’s (ACC) Executive Director Hosting and General Coordinator in Cote D’Ivore, Taofik Malik, who assured me that all is set and that Abidjan is awaiting our guests”, he concluded.
Meanwhile, African Coaches Connect (ACC) is a group formed with the main objective of meeting the numerous professional, welfare, development, improvement and other needs of African football coaches worldwide.