The Lao Football Federation (LFF) is confident that implementation of Club Licensing Regulations in Laos will further enhance the professionalisation of clubs, the sport’s governing body said last week.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lao Premier League under the LFF, Mr Mano Nhouvannasak, said today the Lao National Club Licensing Regulations are the basic working document that incorporates the Asia Football Confederation’s (AFC) minimum requirements.

Licensing requires that clubs participating in or seeking to participate in the Lao Premier League and all AFC competitions must achieve certain standards.

The licensing requirements are presented in the form of 17 'A' criteria s under five headings: sporting, infrastructure, personnel and administrative, legal and financial.

The regulations were drawn up by the federation and a group of experts from the AFC in their fields with the cooperation of the various LFF committees. All are consistent with the required AFC minimum standards and each has been categorised.

Mr Mano said a workshop on club licensing took place in April this year under the AFC Cup Club Licensing Programme, aimed at ensuring the implementation of the National Level Club Licensing Regulations.


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