Africa: CAF Successfully Kicks Off CLOP) Workshop Drive in Zambia

The rollout of the CAF Club Licensing Platform (CLOP) is fast gaining momentum, as Member Associations and Leagues across the continent continue to adopt and implement the innovative system that has been designed by CAF to assist clubs and federations in digitizing their operations.

Working closely with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and the Zambian Premier League, CAF piloted its 54 Member Association CLOP Workshop Drive, which is set to be rolled out across the continent as part of CAF’s continued efforts of helping clubs across all its Member Associations digitize their operations through the uniquely designed CLOP system that is set to revolutionise football administration in Africa.

The first of many workshops that are to be rolled out over the next few months kicked off in Lusaka, where CAF, FAZ and the Zambia Premier League hosted a two-day workshop (30 – 31 October) with 18 Club Chief Executive Officers and General Secretaries gathering for an in-depth workshop designed to equip clubs and assist them in fully utilizing the system.

The CAF Club Licensing Online Platform (CLOP) is an electronic tool system designed to manage the licensing process and stadium inspections for continental and domestic competitions.

As part of its features, CLOP also facilitates smooth gathering and real-time visualization of the documents submitted by the licence applicants (clubs), registration of players and clubs, enables CAF to monitor the licensing procedure not only for CAF Interclub competitions but also for the national competitions and allows for the effective gathering of data about clubs in Africa.