Representatives of Esprit de Sport International and Sweden’s Ambassador to the Ivory Coast with several countries, Maria Leissner met on Tuesday, October 8, the Ivorian Football Federation.
Maria Leissner explained that her role as ambassador is about initiating cooperation between the two countries in many different areas. It is not just about business but also about culture and sports. Maria presented Esprit de sport International to the Football Federation and expressed a desire to link football in Sweden and Ivory Coast through Esprit de Sport Internationals activities.
Maria’s initiative received a very positive reception and 1st Deputy Chair of the Football Federation, Sory Diabate mentioned that there have been many touch points over the years. It was he who negotiated and made sure that Sven-Göran Eriksson became coach of the Ivorian national team “The Elephants”.
Together we are now planning a long-term collaboration. Among other things, was discussed to start a joint project to develop female football in Ivory Coast.