The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has launched a new initiative called “Kick & Learn” to prioritize education alongside football training for aspiring African football stars. The project aims to ensure the well-rounded development of young talents and prevent the challenges faced by footballers at the end of their careers. Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi and former Ivorian international Salomon Kalou have emphasized the importance of education in their own experiences. CAF is restructuring the African School Championship to integrate educational components into the sporting journey of young talents. CAF’s initiative represents a shift towards a holistic approach to football development in Africa.