Connect with us

AFCON

CAF CEDES ITS POWERS TO FIFA… FORENSIC ACCOUNT AUDITING UNDERWAY

Published

on

Africa’s football governing body, CAF has invited FIFA to conduct a forensic auditing of its account as part of its internal cleansing exercise.

According to a statement issued this Thursday and believed to be a joint statement from both CAF and FIFA, the President of CAF Ahmad has reportedly proposed to its Executive Committee to seek FIFA’s expertise to assess the current situation in the African governing body and help to conclusively accelerate the implementation of the ongoing reform process destined to ensure that CAF functions with transparency, efficiency while abiding to the highest governance standards.

The Executive Committee has unanimously approved the proposal of the President.

As part of this process, it was also agreed that FIFA and CAF will undertake as soon as possible a full forensic audit of CAF.

In light of the above, CAF and FIFA have agreed to appoint FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura as “FIFA General Delegate for Africa” for a six-month period from 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020, renewable with the agreement of both organisations.

Advertisement
Fatma Saoura, “FIFA High Commissioner for Africa”

Ms. Samoura will be assisted by a group of experts who will work in a spirit of partnership with President Ahmad and his team in several areas, which include amongst others:

  • 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;
  •  

FIFA and CAF will work closely together in order to best serve all African Member Associations to bring stability, serenity, professionalism and effective football development on the African continent where the passion for football is so prevalent.

During this period, Fatma Samoura will stay Secretary General of FIFA and will delegate her functions within the FIFA administration in accordance with the relevant internal regulations.

The Bureau of the FIFA Council has approved this exceptional and temporary measure.

  •  

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

Continue Reading
Advertisement