It's over ... See you in South Africa 2010 and in Brasil 2014
The German DFB in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany is again organizing an INTERNATIONAL COACHING COURSE in Hennef/Germany in 2015
On April 19, 2005 the Foereign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany has invited me to take part at the „Forum Global Questions“ with the topic “Global Players” – Football, Globalisation and Foreign Policy.
The event will took place at the Foreign Office and the German Telekom building.
Other invited guests were Reiner Calmund (Former Manager of Bayer 04 Leverkusen and World Cup Ambassador of Nordrhein-Westfalen), Dr. Markus Merk (World Referee 2004) and my colleague Holger Obermann et al.
11. "Forum Global Questions“ with the topic “Global Players” – Football, Globalisation and Foreign Policy (left to right: Zittel, Calmund, Laaser)
G. Zittel at his presentation at the 11. "Forum Global Questions“
On 03.03.2006 I was invited for the opening ceremony of the special exhibition “GLOBAL PLAYERS - German soccer all over the world" in Cologne, in which the commitment and successes of German players and coaches, who were active abroad, are presented. There are also to see some memorabilia from my activities in Uganda, Macedonia, Guyana and Grenada.
The exhibition in the German Sport & Olympia Museum in Cologne lasts from 04.03.-05.06.2006.
An advanced continued development course for the Bavarian Football Association in the sports school of Oberhaching/Munich. Topic: "talent seeking, game observation and testing". (Picture below)
An advanced continued development course for the Bavarian Football Association in the sports school of Oberhaching/Munich. Topic: "planning and conducting of basic training for children from 4 to 12 years, playing on small fields". (Picture below)
From 29.05. - 03.06.2006 I conducted an Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course on behalf of FIFA on the caribbean island of St.Lucia.
THE OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY
Olympic Solidarity is the body responsible for managing and administering the share of the television rights of the Olympic Games that is allocated to the National Olympic Committees (NOCs). It exercises this responsibility in accordance with the specific programmes of technical and financial assistance approved by the Olympic Solidarity Commission. It assists the NOCs and the Continental Associations with their efforts for the development of sport through programmes carefully devised to match their specific needs and priorities. "The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organise assistance to NOCs, in particular those which have the greatest need of it. This assistance takes the form of programmes elaborated jointly by the IOC and the NOCs, with the technical assistance of the IFs, if necessary." Rule 5, Olympic Charter
Olympic Solidarity (founded in 1961) reflects the Olympic ethic of which the basic notions are generosity, understanding and international co-operation, cultural exchanges, the development of sport and its educational aspects and the promotion of a society concerned with human dignity and peace.
Group photo with the participants of the Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course at Mindoo Philip Park in Castries on St. Lucia.
Mr. Richard Peterkin (President of the St.Lucia Olympic Committee) and Mr. Oswald Wilkinson Larcher (President of the St.Lucia Football Association) are listening to Zittel's final words at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course.
During the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany I have weekly written an article (Column of the Week) for UGANDA'S LEADING NEWSPAPER "The New Vision".
On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Olympic Sports Confederation, the DFB and within the frame of the German Technical and Cultural Assistance, I conducted a short-term-project in Botswana from 12.07.-14.08.2006.
... Francistown participants who attended my coaching course. 2nd from right: "Six" , Technical Director of Botswana Football Association (BFA)
On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Olympic Sports Confederation, the DFB and within the frame of the German Technical and Cultural Assistance, I conducted a short-term-project in Guyana from 15.09. - 16.12.2006.
Handing-over of equipment donated by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany to Guyana Football Federation's General Secretary George Rutherford in Georgetown, Guyana
On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Olympic Sports Confederation, the DFB and within the frame of the German Technical and Cultural Assistance, I conducted a short-term-project on the african island of Madagascar from 21.05. - 21.07.2007.
MADAGASCAR: 3rd 4th 4th largest island of the world, 587.041 qkm, Cap. city "Antananarivo" (ca. 1.5 mio residents), Official language: "Madagasy" and "French"
Beautiful coast of Madagascar
Arsene Malabary & Günter Zittel
With Arsene Malabary and very young players from the "BAREA" before a training session in Antananarivo
It's still working ...
Together with Arsene Malabary preparing the national team for the match against Ivory Coast in Abidjan
Drogba, Zittel before the match Ivory Coast vs. Madagascar in Boaki
The national football team "BAREA" of Madagascar
Before Gym work with the national football team "BAREA" and Arsene Malabary at the Palais de Sport in Antananarivo and some days before the match against Gabon
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INTERNATIONAL COACHING COURSE in Hennef/Germany on September 2007. Participant Stone Kyambadde from Uganda, the pearl of Africa where I spent 4 years of my life
During the INTERNATIONAL COACHING COURSE in Hennef/Germany on September 2007 with my colleague Eckhard Krautzun, watching the match Germany vs. Romania in the Köln Arena
13. European Fair Play-Congress 17.-20.10.2007 in Frankfurt am Main "The Olympic Values and the Future of Sport"
From 17.10.-20.10.2007 I attended the 13. European Fair Play-Congress in Frankfurt
Certificate of Attendance
In September/October the German FA (DFB) is organizing a conference for their football experts (coaches & instructors) abroad to be held in Germany Also planned is a visit of an international match between Germany and another country.
State of emergency on the streets of Antananarivo, Madagascar. On 31st of January 2009 me and my family have left the island because of political insecurity.
The United Nations is calling for "quick and inclusive elections" in Madagascar to restore faith in a constitutional government, a top UN official said here on Tuesday. "The (Security) Council members expressed serious concern about the unconstitutional means of taking power by (Andry Rajoelina) and urged that there be a quick return to constitutional order through a transitional process that is based on consensus reached through wide participation of all stakeholders in Madagascar," UN Assistant Secretary-general Haile Menkerios told reporters after a closed-door Security Council meeting. It remains unclear what transitional process will be employed, said Menkerios, as that is to be determined by the current and former governments. However, he reiterated that elections should ultimately be held allowing the people of Madagascar to decide the fate of their government. Rajoelina, former mayor of the capital city Antananarivo , became the country's new president in March when his opposition movement forced Marc Ravalomanana to quit office after a series of anti-government demonstrations in the capital. UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council members have stopped short of calling the transition of power a coup, instead preferring to label it as "unconstitutional" and "undemocratic." Speaking in his national capacity as the Mexican ambassador to the United Nations, Claude Heller, who is also the Security Council president for April, told reporters that it was "very clear that there was an unconstitutional coup" and stressed that national elections were essential to move the country forward. Madagascar has been ravaged by political turmoil since the start of 2009. More than 135 people have been killed, and foreign investment in the island's oil and mineral resources has plummeted as Madagascar 's political future is still uncertain, reports said. Tourism alone experienced an estimated downturn worth 390 million U.S. dollars in 2008 and some 25,000 jobs are critically at risk, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Olympic Sports Confederation, the DFB and within the frame of the German Technical and Cultural Assistance, I will conduct a short-term-project in Burkina Faso from 02.05.-14.06.2009.
Participants, instructors (Tom, sec.left; Sanogo,sec.right; Ousmane,right) and children from the course in Bobo Dioulasso/Burkina Faso
Since 1st November 2009 I am back on the Indian Ocean Island of Madagascar to continue the Football Long-Term-Project with the implementation of a U-13 League around Antananarivo for boys and girls. Left there's a draft of the YOUTH LEAGUE Logo.
President of FIFA Sepp Blatter in a small-talk with me on the occasion of the inauguration of the Technical Center of the Football Federation of Madagascar in Carion on 03.03.2010, 30 km outside the capital of Antananarivo. The center is a FIFA contribution within the GOAL PROJECT.
Laurent Buri, Chef of Cafe de la Gare, one of our sponsors of the LIGUE DES JEUNES U-13 of Antananarivo with Günter Zittel, Director of the German-Madagascar Football Developpement Project
Another Sponsor: Francois van Rens, General Manager of HOTEL CARLTON, Antananarivo
In 2010 we started with 3 championships (boys and girls) in 3 venues (Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Avaradrano) in Madagascar. Category U-13
In 2011 more than 2.000 boys and girls are playing organized football in 12 championships in 6 venues (Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Avaradrano, Fianarantsoa, Tamatave, Mahajanga) in Madagascar. Category U-13 and U-15
In 2012 more championships (U-13, U-15 and U-17) in other regions should follow!
Our high appreciated colleague, counterpart and good friend Michael Andrianasy died on 14 June 2011 at the age of 53. We will always remember him.
Football: Mick Andriamasy n’est plus ! Mercredi, 15 Juin 2011 05:49 Hier en soirée alors que nous mettions sous presse, la consternation s’empara de la Rédaction de La Gazette de la Grande île, en apprenant le brutal décès de Michaël Andriamasy, à l’âge de 53 ans.Vers la fin des années 70, son seul nom suffisait à évoquer le football de haut niveau à Madagascar. Le jeune Mick, comme on l’appelait sur les sites sportifs, réunissait de réelles qualités à son poste d’attaquant et d’ailier droit, dans le plus clair du temps. Placé sous la houlette de l’entraîneur Louis Robson, Mick, sociétaire de l’AS St Michel d’Amparibe, était le partenaire de Lucien, d’Augustin Baovola, de Berthin Andriamiharinosy, de Taosy, de Dezy Monstre, d’Auguste Raux, de Samy et de Charles Kely. Le jeune Mick eut l’occasion de défendre les couleurs malgaches en Coupe d’Afrique des Clubs.
Lors des éliminatoires de CAN 1979, Mick figurait dans l’équipe malgache alors baptisée Club M avec Peter Schnittger pour coach. Lors d’un match livré face à l’Egypte, Madagascar, l’Egypte marqua 1-0 au stade de Mahamasina lors du match-aller, Madagascar marqua 1-0 lors du match-retour disputé au stade Olympique du Caire. . Mick jouait alors en compagnie de Kira Michel, Kiki, Désiré Ramasy, René Talé, Frédéric, Albert, Ferdinand Rafalimanana. Après les prolongations, les tirs aux buts s’imposaient pour départager les deux sélections. Dans ces exercices, les Pharaons avec El Khatib, Hassan, Cassim se montrèrent les plus habiles pour l’emporter. Madagascar était à une marche de son premier rendez-vous africain.
Mick devait encore figurer dans l’équipe championne d’Afrique « U ». Ce qui lui fit découvrir le Mexique car le champion d’Afrique U était qualifié à disputer les phases finales des Championnats du Monde Universitaire organisé à Mexico.
Mais un accident de moto interrompit prématurément, la carrière du joueur de football. Cependant, Mick Andriamasy a poursuivi ses études à l’ENEPS. Mick est devenu un enseignant d’EPS tout en étant spécialisé comme entraîneur de football formé en Allemagne Fédérale.
La Rédaction Sportive de la Gazette de la Grande île s’associe au deuil frappant Madame Mick Andriamasy et toute la famille de Mick Andrimasy. Le football malgache perd l’un de ses chantres le plus talentueux.