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SBD Global/May 2, 2013/International Football
SAFA Calls For Independent Probe Into Match Fixing Claims, Unveils New Youth Program
Published May 2, 2013
NEXT GENERATION: XINHUA also reported SAFA on Monday "unveiled a development program with the aim of reviving the country's national teams." The program, "made possible through funding provided by the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust," will enable SAFA to conduct tournaments among U13 and U15 Boys and Girls Leagues in all the association's 311 Local Football Associations. The tournaments "will kick off in May this year." In the process, 1,000 boys and 1,000 girls who show potential "will be identified and put through high performance tests conducted by high performance universities" (XINHUA, 4/29).