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26 July 2021
Friday 2 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports
Cook Islands Football Association president Lee Harmon (left) with Wynton Rufer (middle) and CIFA’s technical director Tahiri Elikana. CIFA MEDIA/21070128
His trip is part of an upcoming FIFA funded after
schools development programme aimed at primary school students.
The long-term goal of this project is to improve
football in the Cook Islands and to ultimately qualify the Cook Islands U17
Girls and Boys for the FIFA World Cup.
Rufer held a training session for CIFA’s U15 Academy
Boys on Tuesday. “There’s potential here in the Cook Islands. Talent here is
phenomenal,” he said.
He is working closely alongside CIFA’s technical
director Tahiri Elikana and his team.
Rufer is confident the programme will achieve its long-term
CIFA president Lee Harmon said: “We have a programme
already in place for youth players, the new programme that Wynton Rufer is
proposing to CIFA will enhance what we already have.”