Historic MoU signed: CAF and UCT collaborate on admin training

In a landmark development, the Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) has entered into a pioneering partnership with the esteemed University of Cape Town (“UCT”), formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) signed in Cairo, Egypt.

Under this historic agreement, UCT will establish itself as an Africa Centre of Education Excellence, offering tailored courses and programs designed to equip Africa’s football stakeholders with specialized knowledge, capacity-building, and advanced administrative skills.

The signing ceremony, attended by CAF’s Secretary General Secretary, Véron Mosengo-Omba, and UCT Council Vice-Chancellor Professor Dayanand Reddy, marks a significant milestone for African football, signaling a commitment to education and professional development for football administrators.

Mosengo-Omba expressed CAF’s delight in partnering with UCT, citing the institution’s global reputation and the strategic alignment of this collaboration with CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe’s vision for raising African football standards.

Advocate Norman Arendse, UCT Council Chair, lauded the partnership as a crucial initiative for nurturing future football leaders.

He emphasized UCT’s unwavering commitment to excellence, echoing CAF’s aspirations for the sport.

Professor Reddy reiterated UCT’s dedication to cultivating leadership potential in Africa, emphasizing the significance of collaborative endeavors like this partnership with CAF.

Ranked as Africa’s premier university by esteemed rankings such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (“ARWU”) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, UCT brings unparalleled academic prowess to the program.

The comprehensive program will feature a diverse range of online and on-site modules, hosted at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

Key objectives include skill enhancement, capacity-building, innovation promotion, and fostering the sustainability of African football.

This transformative initiative heralds a new era for African football, offering a dynamic platform for continuous learning and development within CAF’s 54 member associations.

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