CONCACAF and the Cuban Football Association in efforts to prepare an international transfer market

Officials evaluate possibilities to further develop football in the island

 Miami (February 24, 2015) — The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), alongside the Cuban Football Association (CFA) and government officials,have taken a major step towards the opening of the international transfer market. The aim of this initiative is for local players to be able to properly transfer from Cuban clubs to clubs abroad.

 To assist in the process, CONCACAF held a two day seminar on February 19 and 20 in Havana, with the intension of supporting the CFA in its efforts to achieve a major development in Cuba’s football history.

 “This significant occasion represents the first step to open new horizons for football’s growth in Cuba,” said FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF PresidentJeffrey Webb. “We hope the international transfer market will provide Cuban players with unique opportunities to display their extraordinary talent in the international arena. Local players will be able to further develop their skill and inspire younger generations to follow their passion for football.” 

 The seminar, attended by representatives from the CFA and government officials, covered multiple subjects from contractual stability, underage player protection, player registration, and training and formation mechanisms, with the aim of explaining the steps necessary to assist in the opening of Cuba’s international transfer market. In addition, CONCACAF advised on how to create a registry and data base of Cuban players while obtaining guidance on training mechanisms.

 CONCACAF is fully committed to the continuous support of its Member Associations and its endeavor to significantly and positively impact the development of football.