By Beng Emmanuel

Sports writer, Cameroon


Henri Patrick Mboma has joined the international Football Association Board IFAP and will represent the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF as a member of IFAP’s advisory committee.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is the body that determines the Laws of the Game of
association football .

The body was created in 1886 to agree standardised Laws for international competition, and has since acted as the “guardian” of the internationally used Laws.

Since its establishment in 1904, World Football Governing Body FIFA, has recognised IFAB’s jurisdiction over the Laws.

It is a separate body from FIFA although FIFA ia represented on the board and holds 50% of the voting power.

Patrick Mboma represented Cameroon at two successive World Cup finals in 1998 and 2002.

The one time African footballer of the year in 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer lead Cameroon to the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

The Legendary Cameroonian striker announced his intentions in September to become the next headcoach of the Indomitable Lions although the job was given to Antonio Conceicao.

Patrick Mboma scored 142 goals in 318 games for both club and country.


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