The clock is ticking down to a possible end of an era. Ahead of Thursday’s General Assembly of CAF, indications have emerged of possible implosion in the continental football governing body.
It may just be a matter of hours from now before the leadership of the president, Ahmad, comes to a definite end.
However, there are reports of internal conflict in the succession line. Statutorily, Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick should have been the next in line, even if on acting capacity.
But investigations reveal that the North African block comprising the trio of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia are opposed to that.
The topmost North African in the CAF hierarchy is Fouzi Lekjaa. He is third in line as CAF 3rd Vice-President. A camp within CAF fold asked for his suspension for attacking a referee during a CAF interclub match last May.
He was rumoured to have been suspended by CAF. But last week, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation denied the reports. Even CAF has not come out with a statement on the issue.
The three North African clique of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria were speculated to be behind the move to get FIFA to second its Secretary General, Fatma Samoura as
FIFA General Delegate for Africa – a thinly veiled position of acting president.
She will occupy the position for six months and then convinced to run for the president. Investigation by www.sportsvillagesquare.com reveals that Samoura does not want the position of president of an unstable confederation, which devalues her position as chief executive officer of FIFA.