Crowned champion of the Pan-African school football tournament zone A, in the men’s series and ranked third in the girls’ series in Praia (Cape Verde), the delegation of Guinea’s school football teams presented their trophies to the government this Saturday at the Barry Diawadou Primary School.
Guinea also won the prize for the best of the tournament which brought together nine (9) nations.
This delegation, which hoisted the colors of Guinea high, was welcomed by the Minister of Pre-university Education and Literacy and his counterpart for Youth and Sports.
But first, the opportunity was opportune for the department of pre-university education to gratify the executives who asserted their right to retirement as well as those who distinguished themselves by their professionalism in their respective departments during of the past year, through the presentation of the satisfécits, to each of them.
Minister Guillaume Hawing was also rewarded by MEPU-A executives for his leadership and determination to improve the image of the Guinean education system since taking office in 2021.
During the presentation of the trophies, the spokesperson for the delegation of the champion team thanked the president of the transition, the members of the government as well as the Guinean football federation for their involvement in the participation of the Guinean team in the tournament. .
Since the team is automatically qualified for the continental phase, it will face the five other representatives of the different zones of Africa in April 2023, Aly Badara Cissé has requested technical and institutional support from the government in order to enable them to better prepare the team for future deadlines.
Speaking on this occasion, the Minister of Youth and Sports greeted and encouraged the young footballers who brought back the cup.
Aware of the issues, Lansana Béa Diallo invited everyone to do everything possible to ensure that young people are in the best conditions as a prelude to the next steps.
“As a very high level athlete, I urge the players to stay the course by continuing to work. Mr. Minister Guillaume Hawing and I will commit to supporting you, to giving you the best of ourselves”,he promised, before specifying that the promotion of school sport is a way of detecting talents and fighting against cheating.
Visibly satisfied and happy with the triumph, the Minister of Pre-university Education and Literacy Guillaume Hawing announced the relaunch this year of school sport which, according to him, is part of the roadmap of his ministry.
“The school is also sport, civic education. Today, I am very happy to know that these young people have hoisted the national colors high through these teams. It’s a way of challenging us, of telling us that we must do everything to support Guinean talent. Guinea is full of sure talents, Guinea is a talented country, it shows in all areas of life. Under the leadership of the president of the transition, we are going to support these young people, support school sports to boost things so that Guinea as of yesteryear shines brightly,” did he declare.
The ceremony was sanctioned by the presentation of medals and satisfecits to the two Guinean teams who validly hoisted the Guinean flag.
Appointment is therefore made for next April for the continental phase.