Soccer agents plan own industry association
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN football agents are set to launch their own industry association next month.
The launch of the African Football Intermediaries Association (AFIA) is scheduled to be among the highlights of the second edition of the FootballPlayer Agent Forum to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 10-11.
Agents from all African countries have been invited to become ordinary members and to serve on the interim steering committee.
The key topics to be discussed at the forum will focus on whether FIFA’s new Intermediary Regulations have made a difference and whether the 3 percent commission fee is a maximum or a guide for FA’s to impose on agents when selling players.
Mel Stein, the Chairperson of the Association of Football Agents (AFA) in the United Kingdom will address the forum.
Stein will speak about what the AFA has done in England and Europe to promote the concept of a “win-win situation” for all stakeholders inclusive of agents, clubs and the FA under Fifa’s Intermediary
He will also report on the AFA’s campaign to govern agents through industry regulations as well as the appeal it lodged with the European Commission to scrap FIFA’s “unfair” regulations governing intermediaries.
AFA was formed to “promote the collective interests” of its more than 500 professional registered agents in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
– CAJ News
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