The details of the symposium was contained in a circular dated Tuesday, 6 June 2017 and signed by CAF Acting General Secretary, Essam Ahmed, sent to all Member Associations.
The symposium will focus on issues related to the various CAF competitions, particularly its format, periodicity and organization.
From 18-19 July 2017, various stakeholders involved in the development of African football notably Players, Referees, Coaches, Journalists, Administrators, etc will meet to deliberate on the future of the game on the continent.
Each Member Association will be represented by at least the president of the association, General Secretary and the national coach.
The symposium program includes the following seven topics;
1- African Cup of Nations: the competition
2 - African Cup of Nations: the host country’s specifications
3- Interclub Competitions
4- Youth Football
5- Football and Development
6- Communication and Media
7- Marketing and TV
Working groups will be composed around the above topics.
The Symposium will be followed by a meeting of the CAF Executive Committee and an Extraordinary General Assembly on 21 July 2017, all in Rabat.