KAMPALA- By the time the week long Caf Club licensing workshop closes on Friday, Fufa and all the 16 topflight clubs will be in position to chat a way towards hastening development of the game.
According to Fufa president Moses Magogo, the federation is ready to trim down the clubs from 16 to those that can fulfill the requirements of the club licensing.
“After all the clubs have embraced the workshop, we are not going to tolerate clubs that can’t meet the requirements,” Magogo said on Mondya as he launched the symposium at Sheraton Hotel. For having participated in the Caf confederations Cup and Caf Champions League, KCCA and Vipers chairmen and CEOs were invited for the workshop on Wednesday while the rest will only have CEOs representing.
“We understood club licensing back in 2008 and it wasn’t a difficult tool for us to use when Caf started it. We are grateful to Caf for pushing it throughout Africa. It is going to push us not only clubs but also the national team,” Magogo added.
The instructors; Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Mokhtar Harraz (Egypt), Sidat Muhammad Feizal (Mozambique), Dasoberi Emmanuel Newton (Ghana), Bosilong Kabelo Keorapetse Hubert (South Africa) and Middleby Robert David (Australia) took the participants from 52 nations through the objectives of providing federations with an update on the club licensing system among others.
“We wanted to highlight what has been achieved here in Uganda that’s why we hosted the workshop here. Uganda has been at the 2017 Afcon and now back in the June edition and also has KCCA that did well last year. We believe this was a result of club licensing. It takes time but it yields,” Ahmed Harraz, the Caf Club licensing manager revealed. Fifa Professional Football department advisor Middleby advised the participants to take back the information learned and be the driving force.