FUFA CEO happy with deliberations at the Professional Football Conference in Cairo

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The just concluded Professional Football Conference in Cairo, Egypt will bring the best out the full potential African football has in the sector.

The Conference attracted participants from CAF’s Membership Fas inclusive of Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).

‘It has been a wonderful time to learn a lot on improving football at a professional level. We now need to continue pitting this to practice for better results’ said FUFA CEO Edgar Watson.

FUFA was represented by Watson and Club Licensing Manager Ivan Kintu Bayige.

FIFA organized the Conference in collaboration with Confederation of African Football (CAF) on 19th and 20th December 2017.

The Conference highlighted the importance of Club Licensing System and its application by CAF Member Associations.

Speeches from FIFA Club Licensing Director Sebastian Neuf, CAF Interclub Competitions and Club Licensing Committee Tarek Bouchmaoui, and others including Nigeria’s former superstar and Ex FC Barcelona player Emmanuel Amunike praised FIFA and CAF efforts in developing football across the continent by the application of modern methodology, including the Club Licensing System, which will result in huge development to African football.

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson (R) with Former Nigeria and Barcelona player Emmanuel Amunike in Cairo

The conference also had some group discussions involving the experience of different clubs and leagues, including Premier League side FC Everton and The Scottish Professional Premier League. It had also remarks from FIFPro Division Africa on the importance of the Club Licensing System application and its effects on the future of football inside and outside the continent. Other articles tackled included among others management of stadiums and formation of National Disputes Resolution Chamber.

Ivan Kintu Bayige and FUFA CEO Edgar Watson with their Rwandan Counterparts at the Cairo Interntional stadium upon arrival in Egypt.

At the end of the two day event, participants were invited to attend Egyptian Premier League match between Al Ahly and Smouha on Wednesday 20 December 2017 at the Cairo International Stadium.

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