25 April 2019 – The Confédération Africaine de Football club Licensing Regional Workshop kicked off in Kampala, Uganda on Monday, 22 April 2019, to provide Member Associations (MA) with an update on the club licensing system at the continental level.
Divided into two groups, the first workshop was held on 22-23 April 2019 and continues on 25-26 April 2019, with each session having 13 MA’s each represented by two delegates in attendance.
The objectives of the workshops include a full update on the status of the club licensing system at National level and assists the MAs with near future planning, in order to have clubs ready before the deadline for engagement in the next CAF Inter Club competitions.
CAF Executive Member and Federation of Uganda Football Association President, Moses Magogo, in his opening remarks said: “We are very happy to host such a conference as Uganda and we thank CAF for honouring us the third time to host such events, from Beach Soccer, Young Referee Workshop and now Club Licensing which gives us more capacity as a Federation.
“Club Licensing is a tool that is going to push all of us on the continent and probably may drive the dream for Africa to win the FIFA World Cup in future,” he added.
On his part, Middleby Robert David from FIFA said “Club licensing is a major pattern of developing football worldwide. Africa has world class players but the clubs have to providel what is required to achieve the best performance. It’s a tool for developing football and I urge club managers and CEOs to attend to it. Federation members and clubs should use Club licensing to enhance football” he concluded.