The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) said Thursdy an agreement was signed with the Football Federation of Japan in a bid to further boost the capabilities of the Afghan National Football team.
“In line with the development plans of Afghanistan Football Federation, Mr. Keramuddin Karim met his Japanese counterpart Mr. Diani that concluded the following key points in the agreement,” Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF)said following a statement.
According to Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), equipping the Afghanistan Football Federat (AFF) stadium with Projector lights to enable hosting nighttime matches, construction of a mini-pitch for younger age category teams and the establishment of the first ever professional football academy were the key points where the two sides reached to an agreement.
The federation said, based on a number of development programs on hand, AFF targets qualifying FIFA 2022 World Cup along with other top Asian teams.
An agreement was also reached with NITTAI professional football Academy where the Academy will facilitate more Afghan talents the following years. Based on the agreements those who get nominated to travel to Japan will get professional football training the academy, as well as they can continue their education.
The agreement also covers higher education study opportunities of National Team players. “According to an agreement between Afghanistan Football Federation and Nippon Sport Science University, Afghanistan National Team players at all categories can apply to get scholarships in the university,” the statement said.
The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), said the opportunity enables the players to obtain degrees in Sports Management, Coaching and Sports Medical & Nutrition Aids sections.