Sierra Leone Gets Feel of CAF Club Licensing

Thirty-five officials representing the various stakeholders of Sierra Leone football took part in the CAF Club Licensing seminar from 18-19 May 2016 in Freetown.

The West African nation is the latest to host the national seminar as the continent's soccer governing body, CAF seeks to formalize the Club Licensing system geared towards the professionalization of clubs across the continent in areas such as Infrastructure, Sporting, Administrative, Legal and Finance.

Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) president, Isha Johansen said the two-day seminar is a giant leap towards promoting integrity, discipline, accountability and transparency in the Administration of Club Football in the country, adding the Club Licensing System nears its implementation stage.

"We have lagged behind in terms of implementing the Club Licensing System. I urged you all to use the knowledge acquired in this Seminar as a tool to ensure Professionalism in our Club Administrations. Sierra Leone has to move forwards to catch the rest of the world in terms of football development. The Club Licensing System should be a perfect driving tool towards that," Johansen said.

One of the participants, Pastor Philip Buck described the seminar as an eye opener, adding "we have had the opportunity to learn a lot about the Club Licensing system and though its challenging, I believe we can overcome with the collective efforts of al".

Instructors for the course were Samson Adamu (Nigeria) - Infrastructure and William Kapukare (Namibia) - Sporting.

Source: Confederation of African Football

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