CAF Club Licensing workshop held in Uganda

25Apr 2019
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
CAF Club Licensing workshop held in Uganda

A two-day Confederation of African Football (CAF) Club Licensing workshop gets underway today in Uganda where 13 countries, including Tanzania, are represented.

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) secretary general Wilfred Kidao.

The continental soccer governing body’s information said each member state will send Club Licensing manager and chairman of Club Licensing committee to the workshop.

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) secretary general Wilfred Kidao and the federation’s information officer Clifford Ndimbo yesterday could not be reached to issue details on who is representing the country at the workshop.

CAF information officer said they have organized two workshops in two periods. The Uganda workshop involves Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania Mainland, Zanzibar, Mozambique, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

There was as well a workshop involving Botswana, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Uganda, Namibia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Lesotho and Liberia.

According to CAF, the workshop aims at providing federations with an update on Club Licensing system at continental level, receiving full update on the status of Club Licensing system at national level and holding one on one meeting with member associations (MAs) in order to provide special attention and assist them with specific needs.

"Other objectives include assisting MAs with near future planning in order to have clubs ready before deadline for engagement in the next CAF inter-club competitions," said a report from CAF.

Club Licensing, which has not been fully implemented in Tanzania, aims at helping clubs develop strong governance and organizational structures, implementing stable financial management and increasing reliability, credibility and integrity.

It also encourages youth football development and infrastructure for all clubs.

The continental football governing body mentioned instructors for the workshop as Ahmed Mohamed, Mohamed Mokhtar Harraz from Egypt, Mozambican Sidat Mohamed Feizal, Dasoberi Emmanuel Newton from Ghana, Boisiong Hubert from South Africa, Middleby Robert David from Australia and Nigerian Abubakar Salihu.

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