The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has had it’s fair share of ups and downs in recent times but most interestingly since the arrival of Ahmad Ahmad as President.
Unprecedented events that make news for the wrong reasons as many pundits will put it. Fifa’s secretary general Fatma Samoura takes charge on a temporal basis at the helm of CAF, undermining Ahmad.
For the next six months at least, CAF will be under her management as president Ahmad has been under scrutiny on several fronts including being questioned by French authorities in Paris in early June before being released without charges.
The most recent will be CAF’s decision to replay the 2019 Champions League finals on a neutral pitch following the shameful incident on May 31st in Tunis. The court of Arbitration for sports this week dismissed Caf’s decision to replay the final, saying the body’s Executive Committee was not competent to take such a decision.
Assisted by several experts, Samoura is set :
To oversee operational management of Caf, including governance and administrative procedures
To ensure the efficient and professional organization of all Caf competitions
To support the growth and development of football in all countries and regions of Caf.
A developing story on the continent as many question the actual role of CAF’s president Ahmad Ahmad.