The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) in collaboration with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is organising a Club Licensing Seminar that has brought together stakeholders of Nigerian football.
The seminar, scheduled for 28 – 29 August 2015 in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, was opened by NFF president Amaju Pinnick, who lauded the continent’s football governing body for the initiative and stressed that the programme was another step by the NFF to build capacity of workers in the game and entrench global best practices in the administration of the Nigerian game.
“As we keep saying at every turn, the NFF is committed to repositioning the Nigerian game. There has been tremendous impact in several aspects, most notably the League, and we are determined to intensify the capacity building programmes for referees, coaches and administrators.
“We appreciate this move by CAF, recognizing the high importance of our country in the global football community, and we have high regard for the instructors they have sent to ‘load’ our people with the best practices in club licensing.”
Instructors for the course include CAF Club Licensing Manager, Ahmed Harraz; Dominique Niyonzima (Burundi), George Kasengele (Zambia) and Anthony Baffoe (Ghana).
Chairman of the Directors of Sports in the country, Mr. Tunde Kazeem, Directors of Sports of Kebbi and Osun States (Usman Ladan and Akin Adio respectively) and Players' Union chieftains Dahiru Sadi and Austin Popo are amongst participants alongside representatives of all Premier League clubs in the country.