Coach McKinstry will speak on the opening day, sharing his experience in "Developing the Next Generation of Football Talent"
This session will bring together representatives from Africa’s leading academies to
discuss the current landscape for academies in Africa and share best practice and secrets.
- Gérard Houllier - Head of Soccer - Red Bull, former manager of the French national team, and architect of the world-famous Clairefontaine academy
- Johnny McKinstry - Academy Manager of the Craig Bellamy Foundation and former Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Team
- Tom Vernon - Founder - Right to Dream Academy
Now in its third year, the Soccerex African Forum, 4-5 November 2014, has evolved into the continent’s largest and leading football conference. In 2014, the Forum will build on the success of the two previous editions and will attract over 1,000 of the industry’s key stakeholders to Durban.
Supported by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), it will provide a platform for the key issues to be addressed including soccer and league development, major event delivery, commercial best practice as well as a large emphasis on the relationship between sport and governance.
It is attended by the game’s leading administrators, national sports ministers, key business figures and football legends, all with the same objective of growing the business side of football on the continent.