The Forum will take place on 19 February 2018 and featured speakers are headlined by the Founder and President of the African Football Institute, Mr Gerrit Davids from South Africa as well as speakers from Nigeria, the Chairman Technical Committee of NFF, Comrade Fresh Ahmed Yusuf, Alh Shehu Dikko - 2nd vice President NFF and Chairman LMC, Barr Seyi Akinwunmi - 1st Vice President NFF and Chairman Lagos State FA are amongst other football personalities expected to attend the forum.
The Forum will also be addressed by proud sponsor Sigma Pension presenting various investment options available in the market. Representatives from Sigma Pension will also interact with delegates over the the two days of the Forum to advise on sustainable investment strategies for staff and football players.
Pinnick will open the proceedings on day one, 19th February 2018 of the two day meeting with the launch of AFA.
The main objective of the AFA is to serve its affiliates with organisational development in key areas through the application of sustainable strategies to grow their constituencies as well as creating a home for football structures and interested stakeholders that are not catered for in existing continental structures.
The AFA’s vision is to organise and consolidate the intellectual capital of African football with its mission to promote the development of its affiliates from the basis of good governance and ethics respectively.
Membership to the AFA is open to any association, council, institute, club, league, educational Institution or representative structure who are committed to serve the aims and objectives of AFA.
AFA will initially host chambers for the following sectors i.e. academies, clubs, intermediaries (football agents), leagues, coaches and managers, universities, military and police, media and football writers, medical and science, player unions and legends associations, supporters associations, sports marketing and others.
All organisations and other stakeholders involved with football are invited to attend both the Forum and the launch of the AFA respectively.