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CAF Club Licensing: First group ends regional workshop with high hopes to change football

CAF/FUFA Activities on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at Sheraton Hotel  

  • 10am: CAF/FUFA Club Licensing Press Conference 10am
  • 10.45 am: Draw for the 2019 FUFA Corporate Tournament
  • 2 pm: CAF Club Licensing Officials meeting with Uganda Premier League CEOs
  • Arrival of Group 2 participants for the workshop due on Thursday and Friday 

The first group of the CAF Club Licensing Regional workshop at Kampala Sheraton concluded their session on Tuesday with high hopes of turning the beautiful game into a better product.

With participants being taken through the five key areas of club licensing, many shared their experiences and challenges encountered during the exercise

Club licensing helps federations and clubs to get proper administrative channels by employing qualified human resource with technical expertise in areas like finance, marketing, communications to help football move forward with delivery of the final product.

Proper infrastructure is an investment to a federation or club which helps to create a safe environment for players to train on daily basis and fans to come and enjoy football at good stadiums.

Australian FIFA expert Middleby Robert David (standing) taking through officials from Somalia Nur Hassan Ahmed and Mohamed Ali Abdi

The participants were also taken through on how financial records are very important for transparency and credibility.

The other key areas are legal which brings out the proper structures of the clubs, sporting that specifies ownership of a club while youth development programmes which help to feed the senior teams.

Botswana delegation James Hamza Setete and Victor Kelekwang Sebolao being taken through the exercise by Bosilong Kabelo and Sidat Muhammad during the group sessions

Participants are from 26 African countries while the instructors are; Middleby Robert David (Australia), Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Mokhtar Harraz (Egypt), Sidat Muhammad Feizal (Mozambique), Dasoberi Emmanuel Newton (Ghana), Bosilong Kabelo Keorapetse Hubert (South Africa) and Salihu Abubakar(Nigeria) taking the participants through the workshop.

Malibuseng Mary Mafethe listens attentively during the presentations
Nigerians Salihu Abubakar and Nasiru Sarkintundu Jibril listen keenly to Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi and Ahmed Harraz

The second group will hold their workshop on Thursday and Friday (25th and 26th April) still at Sheraton.


What participants say about the workshop

James Setete (Botswana)

We are here to learn from other participants. The workshop will acme he difference towards how African football should be run.

Nasiru Jibril (Nigeria)

Such opportunities are good for African football. We shall be able to share our experiences and challenges with the exercise but it is a good project.

MAIN PHOTO: Participants of Group 2 on Day 2 in a photo moment