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Liberia miss out on CAF-UEFA Assist League Development Programme pilot countries

Liberia Sports Online can confirm that UEFA and CAF project to assist Members Association to assist league Development across Africa keep-off this September 2020 .
The CAF-UEFA Assist League Development Programme would have been a great help to Liberia looking at the current league quality and structure . Considering the development of leagues and operational planning leading to best practices ,Liberia need much more support in this direction . But the criteria for selection by CAF-UEFA might have considered many unknown factor to select the 2 benefactors .
The programme with the support of the UEFA Assist programme, CAF has embarked on a project to develop the leagues across Africa in the quest to enhance the organizational structure and economic sustainability of the domestic competitions.
Former SG of Liberia FA in photo for cover page of The CAF-UEFA Assist League Development Programme Document

Set to kick-off in September 2020, Ghana and Rwanda have been selected for the pilot project of the CAF & UEFA Assist League Development Programme, which includes eight training modules on key topics related to the development of leagues and operational planning leading to best practices.

According to the official website of CAF , is quoted as saying that “CAF & UEFA Assist League Development Programme”, project aims to support Member Associations to professionalize their leagues and club development, by providing long term development for football.

The programme, a partnership between the two confederations, will promote dialogue with key stakeholders and support member associations with skills and techniques for standardized measures to guarantee the sustainability of domestic football leagues. It will also focus on the appropriate competitive model, valorisation of football, financial sustainability and the organization of league competitions within the parameters of excellence.

The project includes an in-depth operational review of the competition structure of Member Associations, as well as the commercial, financial and governance aspects of the domestic league in order to strengthen the existing league system.

In addition, a team of experts will carry out an operational review of the competition structure, branding, commercialization, financial and governance aspects of the domestic league, to culminate in recommendations to guide the league through the support of a mentoring programme.

Launched in 2017, the UEFA Assist programme seeks to provide assistance to other confederations and their member associations in order to develop and strengthen football across the globe.

In 2018, with the support of UEFA Assist, CAF organized the historic GS Academy, to build the capacities of the General Secretaries of Member Associations and Zonal Unions marked by successful workshops in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Casablanca (Morocco), Djibouti (Djibouti) and Windhoek (Namibia).

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