Women in Football’s Special Advisor on Coaching, Annie Zaidi, has been invited by FIFA Women Development Manager to be part of FIFA Women's Football Coach Mentoring programme.

FIFA have invited Annie, together with three other female coaches - Hope Powell, Hesterine De Reus and Vera Paul - to work together on the Coach Mentoring programme later this month to launch for young elite female coaches in football. 

A rather elated Annie, said:

“When I received the email, I had to read it more than once. It was such a pleasant surprise. Soon after I rang my mentor Wallace Hermitt to share the good news with him.

To be invited by FIFA to their HQ and sit around a table with the likes of Hope Powell, Hesterine De Reds and Vera Paul is beyond my wildest dreams.

It is such an honour to be highly thought of and to be recognised for my potential and ability by FIFA. This is overwhelming to say the least. I’m so excited, but nervous at the same time.”