By DEWAH Fabrice TEH
Sports Writer, Kick442.Com-Cameroon
The head of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Patrice Motsepe has made his first visit to the headquarters of the continent’s football governing body in Cairo, Egypt.
The South African billionaire miner visited Cairo on Thursday April 22, 2021 to get introduced to the Egyptian government as the host nation of his structure and equally get introduced to his office as the continent’s football supreme figure.
The football administrator who visited the CAF headquarters in the presence of his General Secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba from the Democratic Republic of Congo also had a tour in major sporting outlets of the country.
An outing which took the president of South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns to meet the Egyptian Minister for Youths and Sports Ashraf Sobhi who in the presence of his country’s member of the FIFA Council, handed a symbolic gift of friendship from the government of Egypt to the football official.
Dr. Patrice Motsepe’s visit to CAF this week comes more than a month after he was elected as the head of CAF without opposition following the withdrawal of all standing candidates before the election.
It also comes weeks after the president held his first meetings with CAF members following his election in March 2021.
Despite the relative excitement created by the arrival of the administrator as head of CAF, a fraction of African football critics believe the CAF president now occupies a “Rubber stamp” position. The structure, according to them, is working exclusively under the principles of world football governing body, FIFA under its supremo Gianni Infantino.
A belief they defend citing the visit of the CAF boss to Asian nation, Qatar in the company of FIFA president. This, before his first visit to his own headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
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