QNET, the Official Direct Selling Partner of Manchester City FC, as part of its commitment to developing talents and as a corporate social responsibility exercise, has sponsored three young African footballers to attend the City Football Language School in Manchester. The City Football Language School is a two-week football and English course for young football players. The course began on 28th July and will end on 12th August, 2019.
The young footballers were selected from a competitive process in Ghana, Cameroun and Ivory Coast. The course is at no cost to the young footballers.
City Football Language school is an inspiring 2-week football and English course for young players aged 12-17, taking place in the heart of Manchester City’s training grounds at the City Football Academy. The selected young players are exposed to Manchester City’s training philosophy and methodology through training sessions led by City Football Schools coaches. They also have the opportunity to improve their English language skills on an interactive journey through the world of football with British Study Centres language teachers.
The young footballers are learning and training at the home of Manchester City in the heart of the Etihad Campus, with access to outstanding facilities. The highly innovative football and English language syllabus focuses on maximising learning both on and off the field, covering key areas of a professional footballer’s life. In addition to its British Council accreditation, the course is accredited by Eaquals, whose aim is to guarantee high quality in language teaching and learning worldwide.
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Speaking about the opportunity, Mr. Biram Fall, QNET Regional General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa said: “QNET continues to invest in talent development at all levels. The sponsorship of Manchester City Football Club as the Official Direct Selling Partner, is one of our commitments to the game of football and the passion that accompanies it globally. The game of football unites people from different races and walks of life. It promotes teamwork, team spirit, hard work and passion. These are some of the core values of QNET as a business.”
In Africa, QNET is a Direct Selling Partner for Total CAF Champions League, Total CAF Confederation Cup and the Total CAF Super Cup.
QNET continues to entrench its reach across the continent, providing entrepreneurial opportunities for people and helping change their stories positively. Apart from sports partnerships, QNET is also a company that invests in social responsibility, giving back meaningfully and sustainably in all its operational regions. In November 2018, the company was awarded the e-Commerce CSR Company of the Year by the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility West Africa.