Clubs will benefit from CAF Licensing seminar - Shehu Dikko

28 August 2015
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have said the ongoing CAF club licensing seminar in Abuja would be an eye opener for Nigeria Premier league clubs.

NFF second vice-president Shehu Dikko said this in Abuja on Thursday at the opening of a two-day CAF club licensing seminar for clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Dikko, who is also the chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), said that he was optimistic that the seminar will expose the clubs to the basic rules of the game.

"FIFA have since 2007 introduced club licensing requirements for all clubs participating in domestic leagues and intercontinental competitions," he said.

"The objective is to ensure that there is a minimum benchmark that clubs need to meet for them to be able to participate in the league and in intercontinental competitions.

"The clubs need these minimum requirements for them to be better organised, with sporting facilities, infrastructure, financing, commercial activities, the personnel and what have you.``

According to him, once the clubs are better organised and better managed, it means the players will be better paid.

Twenty Nigeria Premier league clubs are attending  the seminar, which is jointly organised by CAF and NFF.

The seminar ends Friday.

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