Final stage of CAF regional club licensing workshop opens in Accra, Ghana

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The final stage of the CAF Regional Club Licensing Workshops opened in Accra on Monday with Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku highlighting the fact that Club Licensing is a key element of the agenda of the continent’s football governing body.

He made these statements when opening the four-day workshop attended by 15 Member Associations to delve deeper into CAF Club Licensing issues.

After a successful start last month in Mauritania, followed by Algeria and Ethiopia, the West African country is the final stage of the four-nation workshop series led by the CAF Professional Football Department.

The GFA President, who chaired the opening ceremony of the workshop attended by the General Secretaries and Club Licensing Managers of 15 CAF Member Associations (MAs), stated that the training program is a key part of the GFA agenda. development of the CAF.

“I consider Ghana to be a blessed country to have this opportunity to host all of you on behalf of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). I know that our President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe (CAF President), is watching us closely. close because “It’s a key part of the many things he has in his heart. He has said on many platforms that Africa must develop football and CAF must offer football in the best possible way,” President Okraku said in his opening remarks.

He expressed optimism about the future of the Club Licensing Online Platform (CLOP), which will be operational in the 2024/2025 season.

The workshop is aimed at equipping CAF’s 54 member associations with the essential tools and knowledge to better implement CAF’s Club Licensing regulations.

“The workshop in Ghana is the culmination of a series of regional club licensing workshops that CAF has delivered in recent weeks, covering all 54 member associations. We are excited to complete our course here in Accra with the other English and Lusophone countries. Thank you to the Ghana Football Association for hosting this important CAF event.” said Muhammad Sidat, CAF Director of Professional Football.

The workshop in Ghana is the latest stage of the CAF Regional Club Licensing Workshops, following successful events in Mauritania, Algeria and Ethiopia.

The general objectives of the workshop are to train users of the Club Licensing Online Platform (CLOP), present the regulatory framework of CAF Club Licenses (2022 edition) for men and women, as well as discuss the mandatory criteria for competitions. national and continental.

The 15 member associations that attended the workshop included Ghana, Egypt, Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, South Africa, Eswatini, Botswana, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe.