By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Newly-elected CAF president Dr Patrice Motsepe has reiterated his satisfaction at the composition of the team he will be in immediate collaboration with for the next four years.
Speaking in a news conference on Tuesday in Johannesburg, Dr Patrice Motsepe touched on the situation of collaboration with the newly-appointed Secretary-General Veron Mosengo Omba who previously served as Director of FIFA member Associations division.
“Lucky to have Véron on board,” Motsepe stated.
Veron replaced Morocco’s Abdel M. Bah who had been interim Secretary-General for over 12 months but like Motsepe said, he is no stranger to such huge responsibilities.
On the composition of the vice-president having opted for five instead of three as it has always been the case, Motsepe justified the increase as move aimed at achieving the convergence of divergent background.
“I had to choose the five vice-presidents, and for the first time in the history of CAF, we have an English-speaking president and French-speaking vice-presidents. In addition, we had never had a woman as Vice-President before now, ” Motsepe further.
All five vice-presidents selected are leaders of their respective associations thus making it easier for them to achieve expected results with lesser obstacles having the advantage of experience.
Fifth vice-president Kanizat Ibrahim of the Comoros has gone in history as the first woman to occupy the vice-presidential role at the Confederation of African football having been appointed alongside Senegalese Augustin Senghor, Ahmed Yahya of Mauritania,Djibouti’s Suleiman Waberi and
Seidou Mbombo Njoya of Cameroon in the vice presidential position in that order.
Patrice Motsepe and his team have a huge task of restoring African football’s reputation as a reference at least in the manner in which honorary CAF president Issa Hayatou did for 28 years.
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