United States Sports Academy and United Arab Emirates Celebrate New Football Academy

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The United States Sports Academy recently began a new project to play a role in the development of football (soccer) administrators in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through a Football Club Operators License Program in cooperation with the UAE Football Association (UAEFA).  The agreement between the Academy, its Emirati colleagues and the UAEFA has led to the development of the Football Association Academy for Sports Management (FAASM).   This effort includes football certification programs that offer professional preparation and training designed to meet the needs of coaches, athletes, administrators and operatives at all levels in the UAE football club system.  Shown celebrating the program, left to right, are Academy faculty member Joe Harlan; Dr. Abdulah Bin Sultan Abdu Al Rahman, vice chair of the Al Shaab Football Club and board member of Al Shaab Sports Club;  Dr. Khalid Al Hashimi, general manager of the FAASM; and Mohamed Aikamali, general coordinator of the Al Shaab Sports Club.