The German Football Association (DFB) and the Shanghai Football Association (SFA) have agreed to cooperate. On Thursday, May 2 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the DFB headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. For the DFB, the first vice-president Dr. Rainer Koch and secretary general Dr. med. Friedrich Curtius, for the member association of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) signed SFA president Zhu Guanghu and deputy secretary-general Qin Guorong. The agreement initially has a term of one year.
With the MoU, the associations agree to intensify the exchange in numerous football-related areas. Central content includes coach education, competition organization and promotion of amateur football. The transfer of practical know-how on an administrative level should also be expanded and measures to promote football culture in Shanghai should be pushed.
DFB’s Dr. Rainer Koch said, “For several decades, the German Football Association has been cooperating with Chinese football at various levels. Today’s signing of the MoU between the SFA and the DFB is in this tradition. We see in the SFA one of the most influential regional associations in China and we look for to the cooperation.”
SFA’s Zhu Guanghu said, “We are pleased that the German Football Association has entered into this cooperation with us, and we hope to gain new impetus in the field of coach education, competition organization and football culture, and will therefore work hard to get as many as possible Implement measures.”