Who We Are
Sandlanders Football works with African football clubs, supporters’ groups and associations, focusing on the development of sustainable sports clubs and infrastructure.
We offer a full range of consultancy services to stakeholders engaging in the business of football in Africa and as a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society, all of our revenues are reinvested into our activities.
Our experience in Africa has been built by practice. In the five years since Sandlanders was formed, we have:
• Developed community clubs from the ground up including constructing effective corporate structures and assisting in fundraising
• Worked with major clubs and supporters’ groups to reform existing corporate and financial structures and advised on various sports infrastructure projects
• Advised clubs and associations on issues including licensing, governance, sponsorship and league administration
• Researched and published an unprecedented report on African club structures and licensing
In addition to market-specific knowledge obtained from our experience, through a formal partnership agreement with Supporters Direct Europe (SD Europe) under which SD Europe has committed to support our activities, we are able to draw on their experience of working in over 20 European countries assisting local communities and clubs develop democratic forms of governance (including through their Club Development service).
Meet Our Board
Paul first became involved with Keta Sandlanders FC during a four month stay in Ghana after graduating from Oxford University in 2004. Since 2007 Paul has worked with the management of Keta Sandlanders FC and in 2010 he founded Sandlanders Football.
VOA Sandlanders FC, Liberia
Patrick’s background is in accounting and banking and he is currently the President of VOA Sandlanders FC. He has previously worked as Country Risk Manager for Eco Bank Liberia and has experience of working across countries in West Africa.
Mark has an established track record in the not-for-profit sector. He is credited with establishing prison radio in the UK after he founded Radio Feltham in 1994 and now sits as a Trustee of the Sony Award winning Prison Radio Association and many other awards.
Mutundwe Sandlanders FC, Uganda
Moses works for the African Development Bank and for FUFA (Federation of Uganda Football Association). As FUFA’s Competitions Committee Secretary, Moses is responsible for organizing Uganda’s domestic calendar and he is an experienced football administrator.
Keta Sandlanders FC, Ghana
Frank founded Keta Sandlanders FC in November 2002. A native of Keta and a qualified mechanical engineer by trade; he is currently based in the USA. Frank is a fluent French speaker who has worked across African region including West Africa
Sandlanders Technology is managed jointly by one director from Sandlanders Football and one director from Chembe Ventures which offers Public procurement consulting, Commercial research, Partner search etc. Current directors are Paul Jones and Sean Murphy.