With the Football World Cup taking place in Brazil, we have put together some information about sports in Germany, highlights and the many meanings sport has in Germany.
Academy for Foreign Coaches: Track & Field Coaching Diploma
From June 1st 2015 to July 31st 2016, the German Athletics Association (Deutscher Leichtathletikverband, DLV) offers a training course for athletic coaches (track and field) at the DLV’s Academy for Foreign Coaches in Mainz/Germany.
Graduates who have passed the final examination will receive an Athletics Coaching Diploma.
The Academy for Foreign Coaches has a history of over 30 years and has successfully trained coaches and instructors from all over the world in association with the Gutenberg University’s Institute for Sports Science in Mainz.
If you are interested in joining this training course please read the attached information brochure carefully and submit your documents (including a recommendation from your national athletic federation/association!) to the German Embassy in Abuja or the German Consulate in Lagos.
3rd EU-Nigeria Business Forum
From September 22nd to September 23rd, 2014, the 3rd EU-Nigeria Business Forum will be held in Lagos. For further information regarding the programme please visit
International Coaching Course 15 September – 3 October 2014
In the autumn of 2014 the German Football Association (DFB) will organise a three-week
course for football coaches. This course, which will be conducted at the Sportschule Hennef
near Bonn on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, includes 50 per cent theory and is held
in the English language. It is therefore not necessary, that the participants speak German.
The content is matchable with the DFB B-License. The DFB will not consider applications
other than those who were provided via the Federal Foreign Office or a National Football
At the end of the course the coaches receive an official certificate of participation (no
official license). This certificate is to be handed over to the football-coaches by their
respective German embassies.
Please note the following important information concerning consular services (including visa) at the German Embassy in Abuja:
visa applications can only be accepted on appointment and with complete documentation
All consular services (including passports) can only be offered on Thursdays, 8:30 to 12:00 or upon appointment
Appointments for consular matters (visas, passports, certification of documents etc.) can only be made via the following contacts:
Collection of passports only between 12 and 1 pm. Passports collected on behalf of visa applicants, only in possession of a letter of authorization and a copy of the personal ID.
Thank you for your understanding!
Information concerning Consular Service
Dr. Markus Ederer, the State Secretary of the German Foreign Office made a visit to Abuja accompanied by a delegation on the 9th and 10th of July. Political consultations within the framework of the Nigerian-German Bi-National Commission prompted the trip.
Zweite Sitzung der Bi-Nationalen Kommission in Abuja
Federal Minister for Development and Cooperation, Mr Gerd Müller, visited Nigeria on June 10th, 11th and 12th. He started his visit in Lagos and Abeokuta, where, amongs others, he met with pupils of a Muslim Girls' High School and visited a polio vaccination centre. In Abuja, he met with President Goodluck Jonathan and Minister of Fincance Okonjo-Iweala, and also spoke to activists of the "Bring-back-our-Girls" group.
Federal Minister for Development and Cooperation visits Nigeria
Poll: Germany retains positive image
Germany’s image in the world remains positive. In a poll conducted annually in 24 countries, Germany has maintained its position as the country with the most positive influence in the world in 2014...
New guidelines for Africa policy – supporting the security architecture, boosting African ownership
On 21 May 2014 the German cabinet decided on the new Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa drafted by the Federal Foreign Office. The guidelines summarise the context, principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy.
Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa