In a significant move aimed at elevating the quality and stature of African football clubs, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has unveiled plans to launch the African Clubs Association (ACA), MySportDab reports
CAF President Patrice Motsepe made this announcement during a meeting with chairmen and senior representatives from 60 of the continent’s most successful football clubs.
The primary objectives of the newly formed African Clubs Association (ACA) are multifaceted. They include safeguarding and promoting the interests of African football clubs, enhancing their commercial viability, ensuring global competitiveness and profitability, and advocating for the respect and credibility of referees, match commissioners, and VAR operators, with a focus on world-class standards.
Additionally, the ACA seeks to forge partnerships with sponsors, fostering collaborations between the private sector and governments to construct stadiums that meet the stringent standards set by CAF and FIFA.
The association will also prioritize the development of African youth talent, establish academies for both boys and girls, and strive to transform African club football into a globally recognized, world-class entity.
Dr. Patrice Motsepe, the President of CAF, expressed the organization’s unwavering commitment to collaborating with African football clubs, governments, sponsors, businesses, and the 54 Member Associations of CAF.
Their collective goal is to ensure that football clubs in Africa not only thrive financially but also become internationally competitive and profitable.
Motsepe emphasized CAF’s dedication to implementing strategic interventions that would make African club football more appealing and attractive to both local and global football enthusiasts and television audiences.
The meeting with the chairmen and senior representatives of Africa’s most successful and prominent football clubs proved highly beneficial and interactive, with valuable input and suggestions provided to advance the cause of African club football.
The establishment of the African Clubs Association (ACA) is expected to significantly enhance communication and cooperation between CAF and African football clubs, fostering a brighter future for the continent’s clubs.
Looking ahead, CAF will host an in-person meeting in December this year, where the African Club Association (ACA) will be formally launched.
CAF Secretary General Véron Mosengo-Omba and senior CAF staff are actively involved in preparations for this landmark event, which holds great promise for the growth and development of African club football.
In summary, the formation of the African Clubs Association (ACA) marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of African football, as CAF takes proactive steps to elevate the standard and competitiveness of its clubs on both the continental and global stages.