August 26, 2022 By Cyrille Ndongo-Keller Off

Newsletter T3/W7

Dear Parents,

The winter competition has concluded for our Juniors and and this will be followed by the MiniRoos gala day this weekend. Over six months ago a number of players in the Pre Academy category joined the program in search of ambition, guidance and inspiration. We then set ourselves a task to nurture and develop their talent. Six months later they have found the inspiration and the transformation has been amazing. Our little U8’s are a perfect example of the work we do at Mongo Football to nurture and inspire young people. All they needed was a stable environment and the opportunity to learn with a clear vision, style and philosophy. The journey is just starting for them as there is still a lot of work to do in developing their talent as it is the case for all the members of the Academy and Mini Mongo. 

Talent identification and talent development play a vital role in the pursuit of excellence in football education. 

Football represents one of the most competitive and complex sports when it comes to attaining expertise making talent identification and talent development particularly difficult. 

Despite its large number of participants at grassroots worldwide, only a small number of players fulfil their potential in terms of talent development. This fact testifies to the significant competition and difficulty in achieving expert level in football. 

We have already demonstrated beyond any doubt, that Mongo Football is a very successful football development environment. We have consistently nurtured, guided and not only developed players of high quality but also supported them in making a successful transition into the top level of the game globally. We are grateful to our wider community of parents for supporting our long-term sporting goals for their children. 

Within the club and program we have created:

– A cultural awareness, openness and sharing of knowledge,

– Demonstrated the ability to accommodate a broad diversity of players in the academy,

– Shown an openness toward new ideas and learning on all levels of the program. 

We are on the right track! 


A “step change” for global football development and the way we share the success of the FIFA World Cup™ with our member associations, but also one of the most prominent sports development programmes

FIFA Forward is built to provide 360-degree, tailor-made support for football development in each of our member associations and the six confederations and is based on three principles:

  • more investment
  • more impact
  • more oversight

The aim is to improve the way we develop and support football across the globe so that football can reach its potential in every single country, and everyone who wants to take part can do so without barriers.