FIFA urges member associations to introduce beach soccer
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has with immediate effect instructed all member National Associations to introduce Futsal and Beach Soccer in their countries.
This was stressed at a seminor which was organized by FIFA in Maputo, Mozambique on
Futsal and Beach Soccer in Africa.
Briefing Journalists in Lusaka today, Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Head of Competition and Administration Julio Chiluba said that the seminor was meant to
explain to member national Associations what Fusal and Beach soccer were and their
position on the FIFA development programmes.
Chiluba explained that both sports will be given equal opportunities of development
along side conversional Eleven-a-side Football for both men and women.
He pointed out that the two sports activities have since been recommended for National Team players as they help sharpen their skills due to the small size of the field.
He also noted that Fusal and Beach Soccer have become the fastest growing sports as
they have the largest number of clubs playing in the world.
Chiluba has also disclosed that FIFA and UEFA have promised to donate Fusal and Beach soccer balls and other basic equipment to each Member National Associations which will participate to speed up the introduction of the two sports activities.
He added that the two international football bodies have also pleged to send instructors to conduct courses for coaches and referees.
Chiluba said the appointment of the members of theÂ Futsal and Beach soccer committee is underway.