LaLiga and MFA join forces


LaLiga has signed a partnership agreement with Mauritius Football Association to help develop and grow local football.  

LaLiga has recently signed a co-operation agreement that will see the football community on the Indian Ocean Island benefit from the expertise and knowledge of some of LaLiga’s top UEFA Pro licensed coaches. 

LaLiga Southern Africa Managing Director, Marcos Pelegrin, was in Mauritius on Friday to sign the agreement with the MFA, and the first tangible action is set to be a workshop for all professional coaches in the local Mauritian league, conducted by senior LaLiga Coaches. 

LaLiga will help exchange the knowledge and information between the LaLiga Coaches and the national coaches of the Mauritian Under 15 and Under 17 national teams.   

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Pelegrin commented on the new exciting partnership that could help Mauritius's coaches develop their footballers to a higher level.   

“We are really proud to sign this co-operation agreement with the Mauritius Football Association. The development of coaches and footballers at a grassroots level is one of the top priorities identified by COSAFA for the region and we are happy that we are not simply paying lip service to this important requirement in Southern African football,” the LaLiga Southern Africa Managing Director said. 

“But that we are able to share first-hand LaLiga’s experience, knowledge and support with Southern Africa’s football fraternity.  

“Football of course remains by a long way Mauritius’ most popular sport, and we are delighted to offer a hand of friendship and support to the MFA to help grow the game and share Spanish football’s philosophy and methods from some of LaLiga’s top coaches.” 

The MFA is focused on the implementation of different empowerment programs in particular in the education, development and professionalisation of the local Elite Football Clubs and other internal-external stakeholders in many areas.  

Those areas include Sports management, Commercial & Marketing, Match organization, Security and international strategy, Communication & digital strategy, Financial Management, Coaching, Sports medicine, Sports Science and Grassroots.   

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