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By Vision Reporter

Added 1st March 2010 03:00 AM

TWELVE New Vision sports journalists will next week benefit from specialised 2010 World Cup training by world soccer governing body FIFA and the French news agency AFP.

TWELVE New Vision sports journalists will next week benefit from specialised 2010 World Cup training by world soccer governing body FIFA and the French news agency AFP.

By Vision Reporter

TWELVE New Vision sports journalists will next week benefit from specialised 2010 World Cup training by world soccer governing body FIFA and the French news agency AFP.

Soccer writers Fred Kaweesi, Andrew Kabuura and Norman Katende will lead the team to the FIFA/AFP sponsored training in Nairobi.

Others are Swalley Kenyi, Paul Wazemba, David Kibanga, Charles Mutebi Joseph Opio and Denis Dibele plus photographers Michael Nsubuga, Samson Opus and Ronald Kabuubi.

They travel to Nairobi from March 8 to join several colleagues from the rest of the continent for the training that will focus on covering fans reactions across the cities of the continent.

This is the second specialised training the Vision Group has secured in the last eight months as it prepares for the greatest ever coverage in Uganda of a World Cup finals.

Last year, five journalists were picked by organisers of the TwentyTen project. They attended training in Nigeria and Egypt. It included, extensive online training and field work.

TwentyTen, a project designed to benefit the “African media through 2010 and beyond,” is an initiative of Free Voice, World Press Photo, Africa Media Online and lokaalmondiaal.

At the end of the TwentyTen project, Kabuura and Opio were picked to form the core team of reporters to be based in Johannesburg in June and July.

The Nairobi FIFA training dubbed “Win in Africa with Africa” will be conducted by AFP senior photographer Marco Mongari and Allan Kelly, AFP’s sports editor based in Paris.

“We asked for this training to further prepare our writers for the biggest World Cup coverage Uganda has ever seen,” said Vision Group Sports Editor Louis Jadwong.

“Our coverage of the World Cup has improved remarkably with every World Cup edition since 1994. This year will even be much more remarkable.”

New Vision starts count-down

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