The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has yet again broken more ground as they were granted the opportunity to host two high end Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) slated workshops.
The two workshops are under the club licensing docket where 52 participants from 26 nations shall attend during a designated period running from the 21st – 26th April at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel.
The event will be the third of its kind that FUFA gets to host a CAF organized function in a space of eighteen months.
FUFA’s club Licensing Committee chairman, Rogers Byamukama, was at hand to confirm the new development during the weekly press conference at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala.
“After successfully hosting the CAF Junior Referees programme and the meeting for CAF futsal and beach soccer committee, CAF has once again entrusted FUFA with yet another opportunity to host another CAF workshop,” Byamukama was quoted by www.fufa.co.ug.
“This is the confidence that CAF has in Uganda. We have prepared well to host the CAF Club Licensing Workshops. Hosting all these delegates across the continent is a strong message to the Government that sports is a key driver of tourism in Uganda.”
Last year in September, FUFA had the chance to host 41 participants who partook in the CAF Young Talent Referees workshop that attracted the youngest international referees on the continent. And in early 2018, the CAF Futsal and Beach Soccer committee had held its meeting in Entebbe.
The Club Licensing workshop is bound to be segmented into two groups over two periodical sessions. Each country shall be required to send their Club Licensing Manager and Chairman of the Club Licensing Committee.
The first workshop is to be held on 22nd and 23rd April while the other on 25th and 26th April with each having 26 participants.
“CAF is trying to make sure football organization spreads further to clubs at all levels by holding such educational sessions that improve the beautiful game,” noted Ivan Bayige who is the federation Club Licensing Manager.
The objectives of the workshop
- Provide Federations with an update on the club licensing system at the continental level
- Receive a full update on the status of the club licensing system at National level
- One on one meetings with Member Associations (MAs) in order to provide special attention and assist them with specific needs
- Assist the MAs with near future planning, in order to have clubs ready before the deadline for engagement in the next CAF Inter Club competitions
- Organize interaction group sessions between MAs to share best practices.
- Countries taking part (26 Countries, 2 participants from each country)
What is club Licensing?
- Club Licensing is a tool for both the development and bench-marking of professional football clubs. Under the Club Licensing System. Clubs need to comply with certain criteria to participate in FUFA/CAF/FIFA competitions.
- The FUFA Club Licensing exercise makes sure that clubs are complying with the criteria before they are issued with licenses to play at the start of every season.
By implementing the Club Licensing System football clubs benefit by
- Developing strong governance and organizational structures
- Implementing stable financial management and reporting
- Improving technical standards of coaches and clubs
- Increasing reliability, credibility and integrity of the clubs and league
- Promoting and continuously improving the standard of football
- Engaging qualified coaches
- Encouraging youth development
- Improving infrastructure facilities
- Improving the clubs’ administration, management and organization
- Raising economic and financial standing of the clubs through effective marketing and commercial exploitation
Addition reporting by www.fufa.co.ug