Football’s world governing body FIFA, has confirmed that its secretary general Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has been appointed ‘FIFA General delegate for Africa’ in a bit to improve governance in the continent.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has recently been under scrutiny on several issues relating to both governance and administration.

The Senegalese will take charge for six months beginning August 1 with the relationship renewable with the agreement of both organizations.

FIFA called the move and “exceptional and temporary measure” as it outlined the precise role the former United Nations official will take.

Assured by several experts in a spirit of partnership with president Ahmad and his team, Samoura is set to:

1) Oversee operational management of CAF, including governance and administrative procedures.

2) Ensure the efficient and professional organization of all CAF competitions.

3) Support the growth and development of football in all countries and regions of CAF.

These roles as unanimously approved by CAF’s Executive committee, will run until at least January 31.

CAF’s president Ahmad had been under scrutiny recently on several fronts . Early June, he was questioned by french authorities in Paris before being released without charge.

The 56 year old Samoura will remain secretary general of FIFA but will delegate several functions to others.

Mangek Promise Ngum