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Bewarang Heads To London For FIFA Conference

Technical director of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Bitrus Bewarang will be in London in September to attend another conference organised by world soccer governing body, FIFA, to review recent developments in the round leather game.

Also billed to attend the FIFA Football Conference with Bewarang on September 23 are Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr and ex-international, Emanuel Amuneke.

Bewarang, Rohr and Amuneke will be part of the elite group that will put heads together alongside other coaches and technical directors of associations of all affiliated countries worldwide.

Besides the conference, which will hold on the eve of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018, Rohr, Bewarang and Amuneke will also have the privilege of getting involved in individual meetings with technical experts of various confederations and member associations.

Amuneke, who led the Golden Eaglets to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup at Chile 2015, a record sixth time for Nigeria, was a member of FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The FIFA Football Conference is aimed at analysing FIFA’s flagship competition from all technical and tactical points of view.

Participants will also identify trends and compare main findings with previous editions of the FIFA World Cup based on the TSG’s report, which will be presented at the conference.

The event will also comprise discussions about the implementation of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) and its impact on the game.

FIFA’s deputy secretary general, Zvonimir Boban stressed that the aim of the conference is to further discuss recent findings identified on the pitch.

He further disclosed that a single event for all member associations will also be organised for the first time, unlike the post-World Cup conferences organised by FIFA after Brazil 2014 and South Africa 2010.

The Croatian ex-international added that this will be based on the FIFA 2.0 vision, which aims to promote an enhanced dialogue with member associations and confederations at all levels.

Boban stated: “The 2018 FIFA World Cup was a huge success on and off the pitch. Through this conference, we aim to present and discuss the main findings identified on the pitch by our experts while listening to the feedback from our member associations.

“The World Cup should be seen as a learning platform that could have a positive impact on football’s technical development around the world.

“By having a single conference, we can engage with all our member associations at once and trigger a rich and diverse football dialogue.”


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