Inauguration of the FIFA Development Center Kigali
The new soccer development center in Kigali for East Africa (FIFA Regional Development Office) was inaugurated this Friday. The ceremony was presided over by the Minister of External Relations Dr. Vincent Biruta, Minister of Sports Mimosa Aurore Munyangaju and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
Indeed, Gianni Infantino said that FIFA had chosen Rwanda because it is a strategic country mentioning its good development projects in soccer and other areas. "Kigali is a good place to develop soccer. We need to do a lot more in the field of education, the fight against corruption for Africa and I hope that soccer in this region will take advantage of this to develop.'' Infantino said.
Minister Biruta who represented the Rwandan government in these ceremonies thanked FIFA for the confidence that the organization has in the country. It was in January of this year 2021 that the Rwandan government gave its green light to FIFA to open this center in its capital Kigali.
It is the third center of its kind in Africa. The two others being in Dakar, Senegal, and Johannesburg, South Africa.