Administrative formalities to be followed for a better organisation of CAF matches
- To respect the dead-lines for participation
- To send the engagement fees
- To send the necessary documents in conformity with the dead-lines stipulated in the regulations and specially in clubs competitions:
1 List of players to be transmitted before the 15th December (this list can be modified until 15th January date after which it becomes final.)
1 Players’ licences to reach CAF Secretariat by the 31st December at the latest.
The partial or total arrival of the licences between the first and the 15th of January of the year of the competition shall entail a fine of $500. A team whose licences have not reached the Secretariat by the 15th of January at the latest, shall not be allowed to play in the competition.
* Complementary individual licences can be accepted between 15 and 31 January only if they are accompanied with a fine of $1,000.
The players whose licences were received in CAF between 15 and 31 January shall be qualified to play only the matches of the 1/8 finals and onwards.
After the 31st January, no licences shall be accepted no matter what the reasons can be.
* A player who has changed his National Association (international transfer), the copy of his transfer certificate must reach CAF Secretariat together with his licence by the 15th January of the year of the competition at the latest.
* Between the 1st of July and 5th August, an Association which has registered less than 30 players in December may complete its list up to a maximum of 30 players provided that the additional list does not exceed five new players.
The licences of the newly added players whose numbers will vary from 1 to 5 duly filled must reach CAF Secretariat by the 10th of August.
* Important details when filing the licences:
** The country indicated must be the country of the player and not the one of the club.
** The complete date of birth of the player (day, month, year). In default, the player will not be qualified for age category competitions.
- Despatch of the yellow sheet (the match report) which must reach CAF Secretariat within the 15 days following the date of the match. Every single day of delay in the receipt of these forms shall entail the payment of $12 by the defaulting Association. 60 days after the delay mentioned here-above, the defaulting Association shall be suspended. The yellow report is filled by the fourth official who will hand it over to the match referee at the end of the match. The National Association organising the match has the obligation to collect this report from the referee prior to this departure in order to avoid unnecessary sanctions.
- Despatch of the pink receipt declaration form which must reach CAF Secretariat 30 days after the date of the match. Every single day of delay shall entail the payment of $12 by the defaulting Association.
- The host Association has the obligation to communicate the delay of the match (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and the kick-off time to CAF Secretariat, the referees and the commissioner ten (10) days before the match. Failing to do so, the host team shall be obliged to play on Sunday unless the visiting team accepts to play before. The defaulting Association shall pay a fine of $2,000 to CAF.
- The National Association to which the visiting team belongs must inform the organising Association of the date of arrival of its team in the capital city of the organising country. This information must reach the organisers one week before the date of the match at the latest. Defaulting Associations shall pay to CAF a fine of $200.