Lagos - Football players’ representatives from the continent will gather in Lagos next month to discuss the new regulations that the Federation of International Football Federations (FIFA) implemented earlier this year.
The Football Player Representation-Seminar is scheduled for January 9 following the Glo-CAF Awards, which are slated for a day before this gathering.
The seminar follows a successful one held in Johannesburg, South Africa last month.
The organisers have extended invitations to stakeholders across Africa.
“Like the Johannesburg edition, it will once again be attended by the who is who of the footballing world debating bread and butter¹ issues around future of the football agency industry,” organizers said.
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It is feared FIFA regulations could spell the end of player agent licenses that allow them to represent football players on a long-term basis.
FIFA adopted the new regulations at its last congress held during the World Cup in Brazil earlier this year.
From next April, it will no longer recognise player agents but only accept registered intermediaries, which will be appointed by either a player or a club to facilitate a transfer or contract.
In terms of FIFA new directive Football Associations will face potential penalties if they fail to implement these minimum standards and they must design a new registration system that forces both clubs and players to register the intermediary who will facilitate the deal.
- CAJ News