The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) hosted a Governance and Finance Workshop with General Secretaries and Finance Directors of its member associations. The three-day workshop started on the 7 June and concluded 9 June was aimed at growing African football and making it globally competitive and self-sustaining, as envisioned by CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe.

NFA General Secretary, Charles Sikabongo Siyauya and Finance Director, Mino Gariseb attended the workshop

“This is my second month at the FA and this workshop will empower me on how best we can manage NFA both administratively and financially to achieve the objectives set by the NFA Executive Council.

The workshop dealt with the benefits of

  • financial management and administrative processes (procurement, payments, documentation requirements)
  • How to prevent bribery & corruption, match fixing, conflict of interest, audit, and compliance.

It was a broad workshop that updated us on zonal union reforms, safeguarding in football, FIFA status, roles of standing committees, budget process, reporting requirement, revenue generating activities, sharing of ideas that work, etc.

“I applaud CAF for the presentation which brings out the real challenges we face in our day-to-day operations at the member association and the appropriate guidance on how to solve the challenges. In total we had 14 countries represented at the workshop which was good for networking and learning from other Member Associations stated Siyauya

Concluding the successful three-day gathering, CAF’s Director of Member Associations, Sarah Mukuna said such workshops are a bedrock of achieving CAF’s vision of making African football globally competitive and self-sustaining.

“The image of African football has been vastly transformed over the last few years under the stewardship of CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe. We have witnessed an increased rise in global appetite for African football as a global product, thus translating into commercial strength for CAF, and ultimately African football” said Mukuna.

“Equally so, it is vital for CAF and our Member Associations to be well positioned and leverage off this exciting growth of the African game by putting in place sound financial measures and governance structures that will further aid the development of African football. Such workshops are not only crucial for CAF, but for the African game in its totality” concluded Mukuna.

CAF Member Associations Present at the three-day workshop:

Ethiopia (host), Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Liberia, Gambia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi.