Commencement Ceremony for Football Goalkeeper Seminar in Addis Ababa

Christoph Semmler, coach of the football goalkeepers of Germany’s first division club Borussia Möchengladbach, completed his second seminar for coaches of Ethiopian goalkeepers on Friday, 17 June 2016. The seminars were financed by the sports funds of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and were held in relation to joint football projects of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ethiopian Football Federation EFF. For these projects, the German football expert of the DFB (Deutscher Fußball Bund), Mr Joachim Fickert, had been dispatched for several years to the EFF. For the past three years, Mr Fickert has been cooperating with coaches of football teams as well as the national team to strengthen the role of football in Ethiopia. Last Friday, the certificates of participation were handed over to 50 coaches of goalkeeper who successfully participated in both of Mr Semmler’s seminars, the beginners as well as advanced course. On this occasion, the German Embassy and the EFF congratulated the graduates on successfully completing the vocational training.