Football Africa Forum
7-9 February, Johannesburg, South Africa
“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 Johannesburg on 7-9 February 2019 prior to the must-attend Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium.
The gathering 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.
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.
The Forum will also host the 3rdmeeting of the African Football Alliance (AFA) to prepare for the upcoming World Football Partnership Summit, taking place in London, England during August 2019. The Summit will facilitate cooperation agreements between African football structures and representatives from European federations, leagues, clubs, academies, coaches, agents and other football stakeholders to forge sustainable development partnerships for the game on the continent at large.
The Forum will conclude on Saturday 9 February 2019 with the African Football Awards-Gala-Dinner after the 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