Football Africa Forum
10-11 October 2019, Lagos, Nigeria
“A Conversation Driven by Africans determining the Future of African Football”
Africa’s premier football business event, the Football Africa Forum will stage its third edition in Lagos, Nigeria, and it will host all the key stakeholders debating the business and development aspects of the beautiful game and for it to become the premier football knowledge-sharing platform on the continent.
The Forum’s theme, “The Future of African Football” will be debated in a “Roundtable Setup”, where all the participants will contribute towards the discussion.
One of main topics to be discussed at the Forum is FIFA’s new proposed Transfer System and solidarity payments for clubs, the FIFA “clearing house” to process transfers, the electronic transfer system, payment of agent’s commissions through the “clearing house” and restrictions on loans of youth players.
The Forum will have key sessions focusing on Managing Modern-Day Clubs and Leagues to unpack the successful strategies required to create sustainable business principles required to make African football great and to grow the game all over the continent.
Other key topics to be debated include player welfare and retirement planning, development of coaches, club licensing, league development, the role of intermediaries/agents, academy development, marketing and sponsorship, fan engagement, football agents and strategies to improve clubs structures; etc.
Continental football bodies like those for intermediaries/agents, universities, armed forces, coaches, academies and others will also be invited to either have their founding meetings, congress or council meetings during the Forum.
The Forum will also feature the African Football Business Awards where recognition will be given to football personalities for their unselfish contribution to the game, as nominated by stakeholders from across the continent.
For further information, Contact: Gerrit Davids: Executive Producer: Gerom Media:
Tel. +27 11-026 4891 | Cell +27 82 496 1657