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Watson calls for professionalismPublish Date: Dec 20, 2013
Watson calls for professionalism
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FUFA CEO Edgar Watson addresses the workshop.

By Johnson Were

LOCAL soccer governing body Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson has urged sports administrators, especially his employers, to embrace professionalism if sports is to develop.

Watson made his position during an interview after his deliberations at the sports management workshop for federations and associations organised by National Council of Sports (NCS) in Lugogo last week.

“It is high time we forget the belief that football must be managed by those that played it because there is a lot that needs professionals who are not there in football,” Watson argued.

He noted that sports federations/associations need to be managed as corporate bodies which require highly trained professionals who are still wanting in sports especially in football circles.

He explained that the structures should not be just on paper, but should implemented by professional human resource who know what they are doing and can be trusted by corporates that have money to invest in sports.

He challenged federations to prove that they have all these structures that include spon¬sorship and marketing, audit, accounting and budgeting departments, legal among others.

“We need to absorb these professionals and the earlier we do so the better,” the soft speaking football administrator stressed.

NCS boss Bosco Onyik commended Watson for the observation. Onyik disclosed that all these constitu-tional problems which have no provisions for such professionals will be resolved when the sports policy comes into effect.

He added that NCS will continue to organise such workshops for sports managers.

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