FIFA pledges to continue funding football development in Zambia

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He said during the talks, the FIFA chief promised to fund new projects to be undertaken in Zambia over the next four years.

"We have the FIFA Grassroots Program where we have partnered with the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Education in order to advance the game at youth level. It is my objective to ensure that we utilize FIFA funds in a transparent and progressive manner," he said in a statement.

LUSAKA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The world soccer governing body FIFA has pledged to continue funding the development of football in Zambia, the head of the country's soccer governing body said on Friday.

Andrew Kamanga, the president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said he recently held a fruitful meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Zurich, Switzerland where he promised the world soccer body's commitment to fund soccer development in the southern African nation.

FAZ has in the recent past introduced a wide range of initiatives aimed at improving football standards in the country using FIFA funds, he added.