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5th Grassroots-level Children’s Football Festival of Central region conducted with enthusiasm

The 5th grassroots-level Children’s Football Festival of the Central region was conducted with enthusiasm last Saturday at Asmara Stadium witnessing the participation of all sub-zones.

Asmara, 12 May 2014 – The 5th grassroots-level Children’s Football Festival of the Central region was conducted with enthusiasm last Saturday at Asmara Stadium witnessing the participation of all sub-zones.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Endirias Asmerom, Head of the branch office of the Sports Commission in the region, pointed out that the event is being conducted involving a total of 19 stations from all sub-zones, besides the participation of 69 coaches and 8 coordinators. He went on to indicate that there exist similar prospects in cycling, athletics, basketball, volleyball and table tennis, and that the field in Ferrovia area is being renovated at 8 million Nakfa.

Accordingly, the blue print for 12 new fields have been finalized in line with the efforts being made to give impetus to grassroots-level children’s football, and the region’s Sports Council has been playing major role as regards consultation and promotion. Moreover, a number of competent children could be nurtured on the basis of the scheme, and the putting in place of a Boarding Football School is due to make significant input to this end.

A cultural show was staged in the festival, besides the presentation of special football performances.

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