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  • JOA Signs Historic Memorandum of Strategic Alliance with Argentine Football Institute World Eleven


    President of the Jamaica Olympic Association,(JOA), Christopher Samuda, has
    described the recent virtual signing of a Memorandum of Strategic Alliance with
    the Argentine football institute, World Eleven Inc., as "historic as it is legacy
    creating as this is the first time that World Eleven Inc is signing with a Caribbean
    country and will be co-partners in building a legacy for future generations of
    footballers in Jamaica"
    The Jamaican apex governing body in sport has a robust foreign affairs sport
    policy of establishing bi--lateral partnerships across borders as it continues to
    fulfil one of its principal mandates of building local capacity in the various sports
    represented by its member associations and federations.
    Under this ten year alliance, the JOA, in collaboration with World Eleven Inc and
    the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), will establish institutes in Jamaica
    through which the Argentine Football Association (AFA) technology and training
    methodologies, which marry the teaching of practical and technical skills
    with a customised software which hosts E-learning, evolution and coach
    grading methodologies, will be taught.
    President Samuda in welcoming the partnership stated that "the
    introduction of the AFA football technology, particularly at the primary level,
    will revolutionise teaching concepts and practica in Jamaica and
    emphasise the importance of physical analytics and kinetic analytics in
    optimising performance in competitive sports."
    A primary objective of the alliance is to market the AFA Technology
    Institute throughout Jamaica in developing, matriculating and transitioning
    local talent to the international stages of the Olympic Games and FIFA
    World Cup.
    President and CEO of World Eleven Inc., Guillermo Tofoni, expressed
    confidence in the success of the alliance and confirmed his company's
    commitment in using the AFA Technology and Training Methodologies in
    developing young talent in Jamaica in fulfilling its mission to create spaces
    where boys and girls can learn and practise football in promoting social
    integration, inclusion, friendship, teamwork, respect and excellence while
    experiencing the positive principles of Argentine Football culture such as
    passion, joy for the game and healthy competition.
    Similar sentiments of confidence were expressed by Claudio Tapia,
    President of the Argentine Football Association, which has a distinguished
    record of success at the international and will be instrumental to rolling out
    the initiative in Jamaica.
    The alliance arose out of discussions held between President Samuda,
    JOA Secretary General/CEO , Ryan Foster, and Argentina's Ambassador
    to Jamaica, Luis Fernando del Solar Dorrego, who disclosed his absolute
    pleasure at facilitating the partnership and stated that "the love Jamaica
    has for Argentina's football based on the number of shirts of Maradona and
    Messi worn in Jamaica" will augur well for confidence in the initiative.
    In signalling the mission of the JOA, President Samuda remarked that "as
    the JOA looks in earnest on a historic qualification of our male and female teams
    at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games and further exploits at the World Cup, the
    eleven men and women on the field of play must be products of a transformed
    education programme driven by technical, scientific and technological

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