THE World football body, Fifa, has praised the media department of the Somali Football Federation (SFF) for accomplishing an unprecedented work terming the publication of SFF Magazine as a ‘good example’.
The FIFA media relations manager Mrs. Segolene Valentin made the remarks at the launch of Cecafa communications seminar in Dar es Salaam on May 1 as she praised Somali Football Federation for successfully accomplishing all media communications-related developments.
She termed Somalia as a ‘communications role model’ adding that Somali Football Federation’s Media department was praiseworthy for making such tangible progress.
FIFA media relations manager Mrs. Segolene Valentin called on other Cecafa member associations to follow such good examples.
“Applaud for Somalia for the huge move forward,” she said at a seminar which gathered presidents, secretary generals and media officers from member associations of the Council of Eastern and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa).
She said that documentation of what has been accomplished by every single federation was more important, adding that Somalia was the sole country in the region which displayed a magazine of activity reports and has its own website updated regularly.
“This is the work that every media officer must do,” Fifa Media Relations manager Mrs. Segolene Valentin said as she held the SFF activity report magazine in her hand.
The Cecafa secretary General Nicholas Musonye said the regional football governing body was very grateful to Fifa for making efforts to make sure that the region benefits from such very important seminar.
“Cecafa is committed to doing its utmost to develop the media and administration sectors of its member associations,” Musonye said.
The head of FIFA development programmes, Mr. Cyril Loisel, and the head of digital media, Fabrice Deschamps, and as well as the head of performance programme, Marco Schupb, delivered lectures at the two-day seminar which was attended by Ferwafa chief Vincent Degaule Nzamwita, secretary general Olivier Mulindahabi and marketing manager Patrick Kagabo.