Lagos - Following the successful seminar held in Johannesburg, South Africa last month, it’s Lagos’ turn to host Africa’s FA’s, leagues and player agents to debate the new FIFA regulations which could spell the end of ‘player agent licenses’ that allow them to represent football players on a long-term basis, SuperSport report.
The next edition of the ‘Football Player Representation-Seminar’ is taking place in Lagos on 9 January 2015 following the Glo-CAF Awards, which is hosted a day before this gathering.
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FIFA adopted the new regulations at its last congress held during the World Cup in Brazil earlier this year and from 1 April 2015 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’.
The seminar held in South Africa drew more than 100 participants representing a cross spectrum of FA’s, leagues, clubs, lawyers and agents debating these new regulations especially how it will affect the relationship between players and agents. Agents will in future only be able to register with the local league when representing either the ‘club or the player’ and will be ‘de-registered’ once the deal has been concluded. These new regulations also prohibit the agent from earning more than 3% of the ‘total earnings of the player’ and it may also not take a commission from a deal where the player is a minor.
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