What is Club Licensing

As fronted by World governing body FIFA through respective confederations, Club licensing is designed to improve club football by targeting key areas such as best practice club governance and youth football.

Creating a safer and more vibrant experience in stadiums for fans is part of the objective of the licensing.

Those are some of the thresholds that clubs in Africa will have to meet to be allowed to participate in CAF club competitions.

It was introduced during a FIFA Congress in Munich in 2006 and all National Associations are mandated to introduce and enforce Club Licensing Regulations for National Club Competitions.

As such, and to bring Kenyan clubs up to speed, a workshop on the same was held on 1st and 2nd April 2016 at Strathmore University. In attendance were 16 KPL Clubs and 20 NSL Clubs as well as stadium owners/managers.

The workshop was facilitated by and will be facilitated by three CAF Club Licensing Instructors.

This is the third such seminar that FIFA has held in Africa in 2016 after events in South Africa and Ethiopia. The final seminar of the year will be held in Cameroon in September.

To popularize the same across the continent, CAF organized seminars in South Africa (22-23 March) and Ethiopia (19-20 May 2016), Morocco (3-4 Aug 2016). The last one will be in Cameroon in September 2016