Four officials from the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) are attending a three-day CAF Club Licensing Regional seminar from May 20 to 22, 2024, at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

The seminar aims to provide essential updates and training on the CAF Club Licensing Online Platform (CLOP) and other crucial aspects of club licensing procedures.

The SLFA delegation comprises Acting General Secretary Mohamed Benson Bawoh, Head of Competitions and Club Licensing Manager Sorie Ibrahim Sesay, Chairman of the First Instance Body Siman Alie Mans Conteh, and Chairman of the Appeals Body Emmanuel Tamba Bundor. They join representatives from fifteen other Member Associations participating in the event.

The workshop covers a comprehensive range of topics critical for the effective implementation and management of club licensing systems. Key areas of focus include updates on the CLOP, a review of the current status and implementation of club licensing systems in national competitions, and preparations for communicating licensing decisions ahead of the deadline for the 2024/25 CAF Interclub competitions for both men’s and women’s teams.

Additionally, the seminar features a refresher session on stadium pre-inspection procedures, practical on-site stadium inspection training, and specialized training for Club Licensing Managers on using the CLOP stadium module.

The event was inaugurated by Kurt Okraku, President of the Ghana Football Association, with opening remarks by Mohammad Sidat, Head of Professional Football at CAF.

The seminar is expected to enhance the capabilities of Member Associations in managing club licensing processes effectively and ensuring compliance with CAF standards.