Newly reelected FIFA president Gianni Infantino has expressed concern about the turmoil currently rocking the African Confederation of Football (CAF). Following a series of events fueled by the CAF Champions League brouhaha and the surprise end of deal with sports clothing company PUMA to engage with technical steel company, based in LA Seyne-sur-mer.
In a latest FIFA release signed by Infantino on Thursday, the FIFA boss enjoying his second spell at the helm of football since June 5th did not hide how he feels concerning the “life of CAF these days” “it is clair that there are problems currently in African football. We saw it in the CAF champions league. The situation worries myself and FIFA. Already, some African federations are asking us to do something about it “.
The 9th president of the world governing body FIFA went on:“we are not going to hide, we are going to step up and take responsibility. FIFA wants to contribute so Africa comes out of this situation “, kick442.com gathered in a recent release.
When asked if it is necessary to have a change of governance at CAF, Infantino responded” I don’t want to get involved in that. It is CAF, it is Africa, that does not concern FIFA”.
The CAF president has his hands filled and recently, he has attracted more of enemies and curses than blessings. Even from those who supported his rise to power are having a second thought;an example is with the strained relationship with Fouzi Lekjaa, third vice president. First vice of CAF, Amaju Pinnick reportedly slammed the door on his way out in the emergency executive meeting held in France, after a replay of the CAF champions league was the conclusion. This is happening at a time when the AFCON is at our corridors and begins on the 21st. What next in this beauty pageant drama of president Ahmad and co.