German Cooperation: International Course for Football Coaches [Archives:1998/42/Sports]

October 19 1998

Launched by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Abdulwahab Raweh and the German Ambassador to Sanaa, Dr. Helga von Strachwitz as part of the sports cooperation agreement between the two countries, a training course for football coaches started on Tuesday, October 13. Lectures are given by the German football experts, Mr. Joachem Wige of the German Football Association. Held at the Olympic Center in Sanaa, the course is for 25 football coaches from various parts of Yemen.
The German expert will hold two more courses for rural and provincial club coaches.
Dr. Raweh praised the great efforts made by the German Ambassador in developing Yemeni-German cooperation, especially in sports. “She has won the respect and admiration of all Yemenis. It is only fitting that this event comes while Yemen celebrates the confirmation of its sovereignty over the Hunaish Island and Germany welcomes a new government.”
Dr. Helga von Strachwitz said: “Sports equipment is to arrive soon in Sanaa as a present from the German Olympic Committee.” She is currently making all possible efforts to invite a German coach to train the Yemeni National Football Team.
“Yemen comes 141st in the international football teams classification issued by FIFA, followed by 15 other countries,” said the German instructor. “I hope to continue where I left last year at the intermediate course for football coaches,” he added.