CAF Club Licensing Regional Workshop Kicks-off in Nairobi
Representatives of football associations from across East, West, South and North Africa are meeting in Nairobi, Kenya this week for a club licensing regional workshop organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The seminar which will last for five days has gathered 28 CAF member associations, represented by their respective Club Licensing managers and Club Licensing Committee Chairmen.
A statement from the hosts indicate that the federation officials in attendance will be provided with an update on Club Licensing at CAF level, as well as receiving an update on the situation of the Club Licensing system from each of the Federations.
Further, the workshops will purpose to establish detailed action plans for each Member Association in order to be fully ready before the deadline for engagement of clubs in CAF Competitions.
The first workshop will take place on Monday, August 13, and Tuesday, August 14, 2018, with the second one slated for Thursday, August 16, and Friday, August 17, 2018.
By the end of Saturday representatives from hosts Kenya, Nigeria Egypt, Libya, Seychelles, Liberia, South Sudan, Sudan, South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Somalia had jetted into the country.
Nigeria who are one of key members to have played a prominent role in evolving a club licensing process are being represented by Salihu Abubakar, the Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company (LMC) accompanied by Team Manager of Rangers International, Amobi Ezeaku (representing NPFL clubs) and Nasiru Jibril (representing the Nigeria Football Federation)
Kenya is still carrying the club licensing for the 2018/2019 season with clubs having submitted their necessary documents for review prior to the June 30, 2018 deadline.
The First Instance Board (Club Licensing Committee) is currently conducting site visits of the License Applicants’ offices, training grounds, and stadiums and will later in August meet with all the applicants and give them the verdict.