Following President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich’s recent trip to the island country of Cabo Verde off the coast of Africa, the United States Sports Academy will participate in the planning of a soccer academy with Africa Development Solutions (ADS) in city of Mindelo in that nation.

Rosandich met with various administrators about the venture during his trip, including ADS Chairman Mr. Samba Bathily and Mario Semedo, Vice President for Training of the Federação Cabo Verde de Futbol. The project, called Nation’s Football Academy, is expected to be up and running in fall 2022.

ADS Group is a multinational company operating in 7 industries and employing more than 700 employees within african continent. Under the leadership of its founder and CEO, Samba Bathily, ADS Group seek to support the development of Africa to achieve the full potential of the continent, by offering innovative solutions in a wide range of strategic sectors including Education, Sports and Creative industries.

Building youth capacities and preparing the continent for sports economy is one of the missions of Africa Digital Academy, the business unit of the group dedicated to Training and Education. Africa Digital Academy is seeking world-class partnership to achieve its mission. The vision and DNA of the group, make ADS, an ideal partner for any institutions to explore Africa.

Since its founding a half-century ago, the United States Sports Academy has leveraged its role and resources as a special mission sports university to make a global impact through quality sport instruction, research and service programs in some 67 countries around the world. These contributions have varied in scope from the full-charge conduct of a nation’s entire national sport effort to individual coaching clinics, seminars, and symposia.

Clients of the Academy have included central sports organizations (CSOs, such as ministries of youth and sports), national Olympic committees, ministries of education (for physical education and interscholastic sport programs) and sport associations and federations. Beginning with an international education and training program with the State of Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf in 1976, the Academy’s international impact now includes some 50 Protocols for Cooperation with sports organizations or institutions of higher learning around the world.