Officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States Sports Academy recently celebrated the Opening Ceremony for the UAE Football Association (UAEFA) Academy for Sports Management (FAASM), known as the Football Association Academy (FAA). The new project is dedicated to the development of football (soccer) administrators in the UAE through a Football Club Operators License Program being offered cooperatively by UAEFA and the United States Sports Academy. 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. The opening was held 24 April in the UAE capital city of Abu Dhabi. Representing the United States Sports Academy was Dr. Brandon Spradley, Director of Sports Management and Executive Director of the Academy’s Alumni Association.

Here is television news coverage of the Opening Ceremony from the UAE.