In an unprecedented move, Djiboutian football federation in collaboration with the world football’s governing body - FIFA, has concluded a grassroots development program, special for young girls living outside the capital.


This is for the first time in Djiboutian football history that about 200 girls including some as young as 7 years of age were brought together to teach them football.

Djiboutian football federation president, Souleiman Hassan Waberi launched the first phase of grassroots  program at Tadjourah soccer facility. 
It was attended by 50 girls from Obokh region and 50 girls from Tadjourah region.
The second phase of the grassroots program took place at the sports complex of Ali Sabeih and was attended

Djiboutian football federation president, Souleiman Hassan Waberi, who talked to the media on Tuesday evening, thanked FIFA for helping Djiboutian federation launch a grassroots development program for young girls, saying this was encouraging his dreams of increasing women’s football involvement in his country.

The systematic promotion of grassroots football has always been one of FIFA‘s priorities. FIFA’s main objective for Grassroots Programme is to bring football to as many people as possible, thus addressing FIFA’s mission to “develop the game”.