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Wade to attend Fifa event in Tanzania

Mark Wade, the Bermuda Football Association president, will attend a Fifa Executive Summit in Tanzania, Africa, at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre on February 22.

Wade and David Sabir, the BFA general secretary, will be among the 20 member associations attending the event, which will be chaired by Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

“The idea of the summit is to allow countries to develop relationships with countries outside of Europe,” Wade told the BFA semi-annual Congress at Devonshire Recreation Club last week.

“It will be interesting to communicate with persons you wouldn't normally communicate with and hopefully build relations and share some ideas.”

Wade and Sabir, along with Maurice Lowe, the BFA technical development director, will then head to the launch of the Concacaf League of Nations in Miami next month.

The competition will begin during the international dates in September and will feature all 41 member countries of the confederation, which includes Bermuda.

Those nations will be drawn into three leagues based on level of strength, and have promotion and relegation.

The tournament will also serve as a qualifying route to the Concacaf Gold Cup.

The league's structure will involve home and away matches and will give smaller countries such as Bermuda greater international exposure.

Wade, Lowe and Scott Morton, from the Bermuda Football Coaches Association, attended a Train the Trainer course in Jamaica last month.

“We were put through our paces on the road to becoming Concacaf certified instructors,” Wade added.

Mark Wade, the BFA president, and Fifa president Gianni Infantino, who visited the island last month. Wade will attend a Fifa Executive Summit in Tanzania this month (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published February 07, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated February 06, 2018 at 11:02 pm)

Wade to attend Fifa event in Tanzania

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