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CAF stadium inspection workshop ends on Wednesday in Morocco



Confederation of African Football, CAF, Stadium Inspectors Workshop at the Mohammed VI Sports Complex in Rabat, Morocco, will end on Wednesday after it started on Monday.

CAF in setting up the workshop says it intends to double down on investment in football infrastructure in Africa, focusing in the building and maintenance of stadiums across the 54 CAF Member Associations.

In light of this, CAF is organizing a CAF Stadium Inspectors Workshop at the Mohammed VI Sports Complex in Rabat, Morocco.

The soccer body said that this is coming after the recent success of African football, especially with the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, has garnered significant global interest.

The workshop aims to train candidates who will be responsible for monitoring stadium infrastructure throughout Africa.

The workshop, inaugurated by Mr. Fouzi Lekjaa, President of the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (FRMF) and a CAF Executive Committee Member, emphasizes the importance of investing in top-notch infrastructure and ensuring its maintenance.

The training covers various aspects such as CAF stadiums regulatory framework, stadium inspection guidelines, pitch quality, lighting, safety and security measures, as well as media and TV facilities.

The goal of the CAF Stadium Inspectors Workshop is to equip inspectors who will assist African clubs and Member Associations in meeting the required standards for hosting CAF events, as outlined in the CAF Stadium Regulations (edition 2022).

The candidates will undergo theoretical and practical training, including stadium visits, under the guidance of CAF Departmental Heads.

They will be evaluated on their ability to assess stadium pitch quality, seating capacity, safety measures, lighting, medical facilities, and media capabilities necessary for CAF competitions.

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CAF has also introduced the Club Licensing Online Platform (CLOP) in 2022, a digital tool to help Member Associations streamline their administration and manage stadium inspection procedures for both continental and domestic competitions.

The candidates will receive training on using the CLOP Stadium Module as a tool for conducting stadium inspections.

Morocco, as a host of upcoming key CAF events including the TotalEnergies CAF Futsal Africa Cup of Nations and the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, is gearing up for these tournaments. Additionally, the country has been awarded the hosting rights for the next five editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup starting from 2025.

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