Flames coach Young Chimodzi and FAM technical director (TD) John Kaputa were among the tacticians that attended a two-day symposium in Cairo, Egypt to analyse the 2014 Fifa World Cup that was held in Brazil.
The conference attracted head coaches and TDs of national associations affiliated to CAF.
The event was organised by Fifa in partnership with CAF from Tuesday to yesterday.
According to CAF, the symposium was meant to discuss technical and tactical analysis of the competition that witnessed five African representatives, namely Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria.
“The two-day gathering also provided a platform for the exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences among participants geared towards the development of the African game to an appreciable level,” reads part of the statement.
In his opening remarks, Hany Abo Rida, Fifa executive committee member, described the meeting as a vital tool for the future of the game.
He lauded the performance of the African representatives, especially Algeria and Nigeria, who progressed out of the group stages before bowing at the round of 16.
“Africa had two teams at the second stage in Algeria, who were a surprise, and Nigeria. Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana were also very close. The general level of the African teams was extraordinarily high,” said Regenass.
Instructors included Jean-Paul Brigger, who is the Fifa TD, his CAF counterpart Abdel Moneim Hussein and Fifa head of refereeing among others.
This is the fourth time the conference is being organised after the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Fifa World cups.