Togo creates a professional football league


Football in Togo will enter a new era with the process of setting up the Professional Football League (LFPT) reaching its climax, indicates the Togolese Football Federation (FTF).

The FTF said in a statement on Tuesday that its members at their Ordinary General Meeting on Friday had approved the establishment of the league.

“The majority of members and actors present at this congress, by a poll of 47 votes out of 51, approved the adoption and validation of the texts on the professionalization of football”, indicates the official communication of the FTF.

She added that at the end of the meeting, three texts had been adopted. These are the draft statutes of the Professional Football League, the draft agreement between the FTF and the LFPT and the criteria for participation in the professional football league.

The statutes of the Professional Football League of Togo (LFPT) generally describe the moral personality of the league, its mode of operation and its organs. The statutes also define the members of the league and their rights and duties, as well as its sources of funding.

The framework agreement between the FTF and the LFPT specifies the conditions of collaboration between the two structures, the limits of the delegation of power and the procedures for settling any conflicts. The last text adopted sets the conditions to be met by any club aspiring to be a member of the future LFPT.

The professional championships are expected to start from the 2023/2024 season, featuring the first and second divisions and the league will organize them. The federation will organize the third division, regional and women’s leagues without forgetting women’s and youth football.

In addition, there was the admission of the Sports Association of Former Footballers of Togo (ASSAFT) as an active member of the Togolese Football Federation in accordance with article 33 of the statutes. This was deemed effective by the congress.

“ASSAFT’s membership in the FTF was by vote: 42 of the 50 delegates present at the time of the vote gave their approval,” the FTF said.


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