Created on 2019-04-22 at 06:25 AM
FC Bayern Football School
In mid-April 2019, FC Bayern announced the opening of a new FC Bayern Football School in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The partnership with the responsible Ethiopian football association EFF includes a continuous exchange of experience as well as regular presence of FC Bayern youth coaches for the training of local players and coaches in Addis Ababa.
Jörg Wacker, Member of the Board for Internationalisation and Strategy of FC Bayern München AG, and FCB Ambassador Giovane Elber accompanied the official delegation of Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder. Wacker signed an agreement to this effect at the Yidnekachew Tessema Stadium Addis Ababa as part of a youth tournament of U17 teams organised by FC Bayern. Afterwards the symbolic kick-off of the "FC BAYERN FOOTBALL SCHOOL ADDIS ABABA" took place in the presence of the Bavarian Minister President as well as representatives of the national football association and the Ministry of Sports.
Minister President Dr. Markus Söder commented: "FC Bayern Munich is one of Bavaria's biggest flagships. With the FC Bayern Football School in Addis Ababa, Bavarian football know-how now meets a sports-loving nation. This is a good foundation stone for a promising partnership.
"With the FC Bayern Football School Addis Ababa we are opening our first football school of this kind in Africa," said Jörg Wacker. "This gives us the opportunity to bring FC Bayern even closer to our fans in Africa and to make an important contribution to the development of football in Ethiopia with the help of our know-how".
After the USA, China, Thailand, Japan and Singapore, Ethiopia is the sixth country in which FC Bayern has established a football school. Further information on the planned activities (e.g. coach training) in Ethiopia will follow shortly.