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CAF Launches Africa Club Association(ACA)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has launched the African Club Association to empower the continent’s clubs and represent their interests. Africa Club Association

The African Club Association seeks to unite stakeholders from every part of the continent’s football setting to promote excellence, creativity, and teamwork in club football.

October 5, 2023, featured the first encounter between African Clubs and President Motsepe. The African Club Chairmen were briefed by Motsepe on the establishment of the African Club Association, which aims to protect and advance the interests of the African Football Club.

We want every single club in Africa to have the capacity to sustain itself and it’s easier said than done. You lose significant money from participating in the Confederation Cup and Champions League and you cannot develop African football without making sure that the football clubs are self-sustaining and commercially viable. The playing fields are not level, this is not just what happens throughout the world, but it is also what happens in Africa.

Patrick motsepe, President CAF

ACA will guarantee the commercial viability, worldwide competitiveness, and profitability of African football clubs in addition to the respect, credibility, independence, and excellence of referees, match commissioners, and VAR operators.

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In addition, ACA will be responsible for forming alliances with sponsors, the business community, and governmental bodies to construct football-related infrastructure and facilities, including stadiums, in each of the 54 Caf Member Associations. These buildings must adhere to CAF and FIFA regulations.

Hersi Said, the president of Young Africans, was selected to chair the ACA. Said’s deputy will be Paul Bassey of Akwa United in Nigeria and Jessica Motaung of Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa.

Two representatives from each of CAF’s six zones make up the board. Although a CEO has not yet been selected, it is anticipated that the ACA will be headquartered in Kenya.

According to Motaung, to increase money, the clubs must concentrate on marketing and commercializing the game. She dismissed the notion that the organization might eventually clash with CAF by saying, “It’s about finding the rights interests for the game. CAF Africa Club Association

Motsepe emphasized once more his desire to include business in supporting the clubs. The absence of sponsors for the most recent African Football League, a scaled-down version of the originally intended African Super League, however, suggested that the commercial sector could be hesitant to support more CAF competitions as well as the clubs. CAF Africa Club Association

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