Chinese Football Association teams up with SK Slavia Prague

Czech soccer club to develop training centre for Chinese national youth team in Europe.

Chinese Football Association teams up with SK Slavia Prague

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has announced a partnership with SK Slavia Praha to develop youth team training in Europe.

Chinese soccer’s governing body will collaborate with the Czech soccer champions to create a training centre for the Chinese national youth soccer team.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Czech First League outfit will offer regular training courses and education, and provide the Chinese team with the chance to play against other elite youth teams in the Czech Republic.

The CFA has also agreed a deal with the Football Association of the Czech Republic (FAČR) that will see Czech referees sent to the Chinese Super League.

The FAČR is also to assist the CFA in the development and training of Chinese referees.

SK Slavia Prague, who were bought by CEFC China Energy Company in 2015, finished top of the Czech First League in 2016/17. They are currently third in the league in 2017/18 after winning eight of their first 14 games. After thumping Dukla Praha 5-0 at home on the 18th November, they will take on Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Uefa Europa League on Thursday.