The Inaugural FIFA Diploma in Club Management course on-site session will take place in Madrid, Spain and not London as first announced.
The development was confirmed via a communication sent to the participants via email. This comes on account of the current health condition in the United Kingdom (UK) that would make international travels to London difficult, expensive and almost impossible.
“With the current health situation in the UK making international travel to London difficult and in order to avoid unnecessary related expenses for you as course participants, we have been actively looking for a convenient alternative location,” part of the communication stated in part.
“After considering a number of options, the proposal we are putting forward is to hold the on-site session in Madrid during the dates between 22nd to 26th September.”
Former URA and SC Villa Chief Executive Officer Ivan Kakembo is one of the only four African administrators who were enrolled in the Inaugural course.
Kakembo is also the first Ugandan to undertake the course which started in March.
Ivan Kakembo is the founder of the Uganda Youth Soccer Academy (UYSA) and co-director at DOSTIVA sports management.
Kakembo was SC Villa CEO between 2014-2018 and helped the club win the 2015 Uganda Cup before moving to URA to occupy the same role between 2018 and 2019.
Kakembo is also a graduate of FUFA, having undergone and completed the FUFA administration and Management Course ( FAMACO) and is also a commercial and Contract law consultant.
About FIFA Diploma in Club Management course
The FIFA Diploma in Club Management aims to provide club executives from all around the world with the latest practical know-how and insights from the industry, covering key areas in the successful management of football clubs.
The program brings together a variety of globally influential voices to analyse and share best practices.
This unique and exclusive programme focuses on the latest trends in relation to club operations and stadium management, finance, marketing and communications, sporting and youth academies, governance and legal matters, as well as leadership and negotiation.
In line with FIFA’s vision to make football truly global, the first-ever FIFA Diploma in Club Management will contribute to the organisation’s efforts to professionalise football enabling a larger number of football clubs from every region of the world to compete at the highest level off the pitch.