The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football, has agreed that FIFA’s secretary general, Fatma Samoura will lead the process to carry out administrative reforms at the helm of the continents Football Governing body.
Meeting during the 32nd CAF General Assembly, at Aida Ballroom_Cairo Marriott Hotel, Zamalek this Wednesday, 99 percent of the Executive committee members agreed to the proposal of CAF’s Boss Ahmad Ahmad to have the 56 year old Senegalese lead a team that will reform the administrations of CAF.
The confederation of African Football has witnessed lots of controversies since Ahmad Ahmad replaced Issa Hayatou as president of Africa’s Football Governing body. The peak of it was in the CAF champions league final pitting Esperance of Tunis and Wydaad Casablanca, and later on Ahmad’s temporal detention in Paris, on allege corruption charges.
The Fatma Samoura led team is expected to take over on August 1st, and for about six months, will have the task improving the reputation of the institution, and better prepare the Confederation for future challenges. With her knowledge as FIFA’s secretary general and former UN diplomat will oversee a review of governance in the confederation, organisational management, and make recommendations on putting CAF in a good footing.
This move comes at a time when CAF’s boss, Ahmad Ahmad is currently being investigated by the ethics committee, for corruption allegations and sexual misconduct.
Amongst those who are attending the 32nd CAF General Assembly, is FIFA’s president Gianni Infantino.
The General Assembly rounds off this Thursday July 18, 2019, with the draw for the qualifying round of the 2021 African cup of Nations.
Kick442.com is in Cairo and will bring you more updates as they unfolds especially after the president of CAF meets the media at 5:00 PM.