GFA warns clubs about licensing requirements ahead of new season

By Francisco Ofori

Accra, May 24, GNA – Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku, President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has urged several clubs to respect the demands of the newly introduced Club Licensing Online Platform (CLOP) facing the 2024 Soccer World Cup. 25 season.

He said this while addressing 18 Ghana Premier League (GPL), 20 Women’s Premier League (WPL) clubs and 48 First Division (DOL) clubs at a workshop organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). ) and the GFA.

The workshop was part of CAF’s current scheme to create world-class administrative structures across the continent through the deployment of the CLOP system.

The GFA president said: “In the past we have not given much importance to the financial documents that you always submit in compliance with licensing requirements. We will give a lot of importance to next season.

So for those of you who, unfortunately, haven’t been completely up to speed on this requirement, you’d have to up your game! I only say this to sound a note of caution.”

He said improving the systems, processes and overall health of the sport had been a GFA priority since 2019.

He praised the efforts of the clubs in working hand in hand with the licensing board to raise the standard of football in the country.

“I want our friendship to grow, underpinned by honesty and transparency to ensure we work together and achieve results that advance our football. There is a lot of potential in our country and we need to improve our delivery. In services marketing, excellent delivery is always best,” he urged.

Okraku assured that the GFA will continue to make the right investment in its objective of making football attractive in Ghana and the continent at large.

The GFA President thanked the Confederation of African Football for their support in organizing the workshop which would go a long way in making an impact on the clubs.

CLOP is an electronic tool designed by CAF to supervise the club licensing and stadium inspection process for continental and national competitions.

Through the platform, each member association is equipped with a fully automated and electronic club licensing process that allows clubs to file and submit their club license documents virtually.


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