The rollout of the CAF Club Licensing Online Platform (CLOP) is fast gaining traction across the continent, as CAF, in close partnership with all its Member Associations, continues to roll out the digital system that has been uniquely designed to assist MAs and clubs across Africa digitize their administration.
Following a successful workshop conducted recently with the Zambian Football Association (FAZ), the next stop was Lilongwe where the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) conducted its three-day workshop that was attended by club officials from the Super League of Malawi between 02 – 04 November.
As part of its many features, CLOP facilitates smooth gathering and real-time visualization of the documents submitted by the licence applicants (clubs), registration of players and enables CAF to monitor the licensing procedure for CAF Interclub competitions, while also fast tracking the effective gathering of data about clubs in Africa.
The highly informative workshop, which was conducted by senior CAF Instructors, provided FAM and its club officials the practical training and benefits of using the system as CAF continues striving towards improving the standard of African football across all fronts.
Thanking CAF for the innovative system and support in implementing it in Malawi, President of the Association, Mr Walter Nyamilandu Manda said CLOP was another game changer by CAF for African football.
“With the introduction of CLOP, we expect that clubs will adhere to this mandatory requirement in the coming period. FAM is one of the first associations to host these workshops in collaboration with CAF. We want to applaud and thank CAF for such an innovative system as we believe that CLOP will be a game changer in the way clubs and leagues operate football in Africa”, said Manda.
CAF Head of Professional Football, Muhammad Sidat, said CAF’s Technical Development Division was excited at how well the system has been received and adopted so far.
“We have worked hard in developing this unique and innovative system and are excited at how well it has been received. African football is growing at an incredibly exciting pace, and we must support this with the effective use of technology. Africa is not being left behind, and this is quite exciting to witness through the adoption of the system by our Member Associations, Leagues and Clubs across Africa,” said an elated Sidat.