Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) and the African Beach Soccer Union (ABSU) have reached an agreement to cooperate in developing beach soccer further in Africa.
BSWW will collaborate with the ABSU in the evolution of beach soccer on the African continent, by sharing their extensive knowledge of beach soccer and experience spanning almost 30 years.
The aim of this agreement is to standardise the practice of beach soccer in Africa, as well as to create opportunities for players, coaches and referees.
For this to be achieved, a comprehensive set of measures to be implemented has been defined, such as the organisation of men’s and women’s competitions, the building of sustainable and adequate infrastructures, and the opportunity for ABSU members to participate in online courses covering event management, marketing, media, coaching, refereeing or any topic related to beach soccer.
Beach Soccer Worldwide will also contribute with its know-how on event operations, TV, marketing and entertainment.
This cooperation is seen as a crucial step by both institutions in the progression of beach soccer, not only in Africa, but ultimately also on a global level. The President of Beach Soccer Worldwide, Joan Cusco, highlighted the importance of the deal: “This is a step forward in the development of beach soccer in Africa, ABSU have been doing an important work in the region and we are happy to work with them”.
The president of the African Beach Soccer Union, Mahmud Hadejia: “We are happy and proud of this massive step taken to develop and promote the game in Africa. We believe Beach Soccer Worldwide is the right partner to help Africa realise its true potential in the sport”
The African Beach Soccer Union is the sporting entity that aims to raise the overall level of beach soccer in Africa by planning development activities, monitoring their implementation, and ensuring the continuity of the organisation of beach soccer tournaments in cooperation with CAF, Africa’s football governing body and the various national football federations in Africa.