The world governing body, FIFA has announced outline of activities for its fourth health programme billed to hold in Ghana.
The programme is to feature the presence of Samuel Eto’o Fils and FIFA chief medical officer Prof. Dvorak. The two are currently in Ghana to launch the fourth FIFA 11 for Health programme.
The programme, which is targeted to train school children on various ways to avoid health problems in their sporting lives particularly in football, will kick off at Kotobabi Junior High School on Tuesday.
Eto’o will have drills with the kids and later interact with the media at the Wembley Arena in Kotobabi, a suburb of Accra.
The FIFA delegates will also visit another school at Alajo before holding a press conference at the Accra Sports Stadium later in the afternoon.
The FIFA 11 for Health activities seek to continue educating youths on general wellbeing and safety, after covering 500 schools across the country with 1000 teachers and about 30, 000 students trained.
“FIFA believes that Ghana has excelled and that’s why it is the first country in the world to have the fourth programme,” Dr Pambo, project coordinator, told the GFA’s official website last month.
Regarded as one of the most illustrious sons of Africa to have played the game, Eto’o won the African Footballer of the Year accolades in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.
He was a member of Cameroon’s 2000 Sydney Olympics gold-winning team, as well as the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations winning squads. He has also won the Uefa Champions League on three occasions with FC Barcelona and Inter Milan.