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CAF Announces New Regulatory Framework for Club Licensing System, Stadiums Now in Action | Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria

The Confederation of African Football has worked and approved important updates on the CAF Club Licensing System and Stadiums framework.

Initially adopted by CAF Executive committee on 10 December 2020 but due to covid-19 pandemic at the time, the roll out of the new regulations was postponed and finally came into force on 1 July 2022.

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The new regulations are the first major reform of CAF’s club licensing system and stadiums since being first introduced in 2012, they are:

1. A new edition of the CAF Men’s Club Licensing Regulations

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2. The first edition of the CAF Women’s Club Licensing Regulations

3. A new CAF Club Licensing Quality Standard

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4. A dedicated CAF Club Licensing catalogue of sanctions

5. A new CAF Stadium regulations

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The new CAF regulatory framework strengthens the club licensing system for men´s and women´s football for continental and domestic competitions as it defines the minimum requirements that Member Associations or affiliated leagues as Licensors must comply with in order to operate the Club Licensing System.

It also stablishes a categorization of stadium technical requirements per type of CAF competition, and sets out the sanctions to be applied for lack of proper implementation of club licensing system by the national associations.

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CAF Club Licensing Quality Standard (edition 2022)

The CAF Club Licensing quality standard (edition 2022) aims to further promote professional management and continual improvement in the running of the club licensing system and the club monitoring process. To ensure the credibility of the system, the licensor must correctly apply the core processes, the set deadlines, the catalogue of sanctions and the consequences of a licence refusal, while guaranteeing the principles of independence, confidentiality, and equal treatment of all licence applicants/licensees.

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Ultimately, the CAF Club Licensing Quality Standard aims to further promote professional management and continual improvement in the running of the club licensing system with a greater focus being placed on the actual core processes of the club licensing system of each Member Association.

The CAF Club Licensing Quality Standard defines the minimum requirements that Member Associations or affiliated leagues (i.e. the “Licensors”) must comply with in order to operate the Club Licensing System.

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The club licensing quality standard will assist the Member Association in the correct implementation of the basic club licensing processes and procedures within the licensing system of each Member Association.

Read more: https://www.cafonline.com/news-center/news/new-regulatory-framework-for-caf-club-licensing-system-and-stadiums-now-in-force

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