Madeira appointed Mozambique FA secretary general

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Hilário Madeira has been named appointed secretary general of the Mozambican Football Federation (FMF) on a permanent basis.

The Executive Directorate of FMF on Wednesday said the appointment was effective immediately.

Madeira had been acting as interim secretary general since 2019 after taking over the new team led by President Feizal Sidat.

The Mozambique FA released a statement stating that Madeira is a professional in the field of football both as a practicing and as a manager.

“He started his training at Clube Ferroviário da Beira and later represented the emblematic clubs of Vilankulo FC and Clube de Desportos da Maxaquene.

“In 2004, he benefited, through FMF, from a scholarship to the Safa Academy, in South Africa, where he attended and successfully concluded the higher level in Sports Management, at Vaal University of Technology. His first experience as a sports manager was at Soweto Pan thers, Club of the III Division.

“After returning from SA Madeira, he remained connected to the FMF by providing some services and was later invited to join the staff in the areas of IT and Football Systems Management.

“However, his remarkable experience in the management area took place in 2016 when he was invited to organize the logistics of the Futsal Selection for the World Cup in Colombia.

“The FMF Executive Board reiterates its vision of creating opportunities and integrating trained and qualified young people into the management of national football.”

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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