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Sanusi, Abubakar, Jibril Return from FIFA Seminar

Participants during the seminar
Posted: May 23, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The trio of Mohammed Sanusi, General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mallam Salihu Abubakar, Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company (LMC), and Nasiru Jibril, NFF’s Club Licensing Manager are back in the country after being part of a two–day FIFA Club Licensing Seminar in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The seminar was attended by representatives of FIFA member associations and clubs from East, West and North Africa, and held at the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital.

It was the latest in a series of such seminars as FIFA works to implement a global licensing system, in conjunction with the confederations, to professionalise clubs in all key areas, including technical, commercial and governance perspectives.

Officials from Nigeria were joined by those from host, Ethiopia, Egypt, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Sudan.

“This is an important initiative that is providing all participating member-associations, as well as the clubs, leagues and players in attendance, with the basic tools required to implement club licensing,” said Abubakar.