As part of the CAF Club Licensing Online Platform “CLOP” regional workshops, the Central, Western and Southern Africa workshop series was successfully held in Cotonou, Benin.
The event that took place from earlier this month brought together the representatives from the CAF Member Associations of Benin (host), Gabon, Cameroon, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Comoros, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire.
During the opening, Mathurin de Chacus, member of CAF Executive Committee and President of Benin Football Federation said: ” The professionalisation of club football is key for the evolution of African football, hence the implementation of club licensing system is fundamental. CAF has introduced several changes in the club licensing regulatory framework and also the new CAF Club Licensing Online platform which will facilitate the process to be done completely online. We welcome you all to our beautiful country and hope that you have very fruitful sessions.”
The training program started in Tunisia and then Benin, with a dedicated CLOP session with the local clubs of the West African Country. The upcoming regional workshops will take place from 21 to 24 May in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) and from 29 to 31 May in Lubango (Angola).
The CAF CLOP regional workshops aim to accelerate the implementation and use of the CLOP by the member associations and clubs, starting with the CAF Interclub competitions.