Ivan Kakembo: former URA CEO among the four African participants admitted for inaugural FIFA club management course


Former URA and SC Villa Chief Executive Officer Ivan Kakembo has been selected as one of the four Africans to participate in the inaugural FIFA Diploma in Club Management course.

Kakembo, who is among the only four CAF participants was selected from a list of top football administrators and executives from across the globe who applied for the course.

Out of the initial more than 400 applications received by football’s governing body, four Africans were admitted and will be connected with 20 other football administrators from across the world.

Kakembo is set to become the first Ugandan to undertake the course which will run for the first time between March 2021 and January 2022.

Kakembo is the founder of the Uganda Youth Soccer Academy (UYSA) and co-director at DOSTIVA 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 practice.

This unique and exclusive programme will focus 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.

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