Sport creates inspiration, and if we create more champions and stars on the continent, that will create more inspiration for the youth to enable them to believe they can be champions as well in any walk of life.

Kojo AnnanFounder of Africa 10

UCFB has partnered with leading pan-African youth football organisation Africa 10 to develop the football industry locally and upskill the workforce from grassroots to national governing bodies.

Africa 10 and UCFB’s long-term ambition is to see an African nation win the World Cup, and both organisations recognise the integral role that education must play in the development of the infrastructure to enable them to do so.

The UCFB & Africa 10 scholarship will see African students join UCFB as part of an initiative to foster excellence, innovation and leadership with the mission to create an A10 generation of champions in sport who then develop the industry in their home country.

The scholars will have the opportunity to study UCFB’s esteemed MSc International Sport Management programme, usually taught on campus, in a full, online delivery format.

The goal of A10 is to identify, inspire, educate and mentor the next generation of sporting talent and global leaders. It is believed that this collaboration and the collective power of 10 will help to create generations of champions across Africa and beyond, bolstering and supporting the equality and diversity of the global football and sports industry.

The Africa 10 initiative is spearheaded by Kojo Annan, founder of Africa 10, previously African partner to ISL and former President of Vevey Sports. Africa 10 enjoys the support of some of the biggest names in African football with George Weah, Jay Jay Okocha, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o among the Africa 10 Legends group.

Africa 10 has chosen UCFB as its partner for this initiative as the innovative institution is placed at the heart of the sports education industry globally, with the specific knowledge in sports administration to achieve its ambitious objectives.

Read the press release here.

We are truly excited to be delivering this unique opportunity to scholars and we look forward to working with Africa 10 to develop the next generation of champions and role models. UCFB is dedicated to equality and diversity across the sports industry at all levels, and we believe that this collaboration and the collective power of 10 will help to create generations of champions across Africa and beyond.

Sharona FriedmanChief Marketing Officer at UCFB