Panafrican News Agency

CAF organizes workshop for its Legal Affairs Managers

Cairo, Eghypt (PANA) - The Legal Affairs and Compliance Division of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Thursday (13 August 2020) held a virtual workshop for Legal Affairs Managers of the affiliated Member Associations (MA) to discuss legal issues related to the development of the game.

The one-day workshop, held via video-conference, also sought to open up the operations of the CAF Legal Affairs and Compliance Division, created in 2018, to their counterparts from the MAs and to forge a common ground towards a better understanding of the legal aspect of football on the continent and beyond.

CAF Director of Legal and Compliance, Achta Mahamat Saleh, explained their scope of work to the participants, whilst highlighting the importance of the infant division towards the realization of targets set by the institution.

"This is the first time we are having a meeting of this kind with our counterparts from the MAs since the division was created two years ago. We have done a lot of work towards streamlining the activities of the organisation in line with the rules and regulations of the game.

"It is therefore imperative to share our experiences with the MAs for them to understand our operations and the relevance of having a Legal Department in any sports establishment. It was also an opportunity to get to know the Legal Officers in the various MAs and to create a network to exchange ideas towards a common cause of promotion and development of football on the continent," she said.

There were also presentations on the various Standing Committees in charge of legal matters as well as the newly created Independent Bodies which includes the Governance Committee and the Audit & Compliance Committee.

Marc Cavaliero, an external Legal Counsel, also took the participants through the operations of the Court of Arbitration for Sports, detailing the role of the global body in the resolving legal issues related to the game.

Over 40 participants representing the various MAs took part in the workshop.

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