CAF Executive Committee members during the 40th CAF General Assembly Credit: CAF Media
[/media-credit] CAF Executive Committee members during the 40th CAF General Assembly Credit: CAF Media

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Executive Committee, in accordance with the statutory provisions eventually implemented the reform of the statutes adopted in Rabat in July 2017.

During the 40th CAF Ordinary General Assembly held on 2 February 2018 in Casablanca, four new members were elected on to the CAF Executive Committee.

These are; Jamal Jaafri (North Zone), Augustin Senghor (West A Zone), Sita Sangare (West B Zone) and Edouard Patrice Ngaissona (Central Zone).

For the North, West A and West B zones, new leaders were elected by virtue of being the sole candidates in their respective zones for the slots vacated by members who held dual positions; FIFA Council and CAF Executive Committee.

For the Central Zone, two candidates were in contention.

Central African Football Federation President Ngaissona beat Gabonese Football Federation President Pierre Alain Mounguengui 30 votes against 23 by Mounguengi.

[/media-credit] CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Credit: CAF Media

Validating the 2016-2017 CAF Budget:

At the General Assembly, there was also an opportunity for CAF’s 54 Member Associations to validate the accounts for the 2016-2017 budget year.

The accounts reflected a cash balance of $ 117 million, an increase of $9 million compared to the previous year as revealed by CAF 3rd Vice President, Fouzi Lekjaa, who doubles as president of the Finance Committee.

“The cash flow situation is green and very comforting enough to support the commitments of the CAF President,” Lekjaa said.

Commitments hitherto held as recalled by the president in his speech that allowed him to roll out the results of his first year in which a grant of $ 100,000 was allocated to each Member Association and now the recent decision to now cover the indemnities and other expenses of match officials.

These are two decisions that will alleviate the burden on member associations.

The General Assembly also approved the Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the three Independent Bodies namely Disciplinary Board, the Jury of Appeal and the Audit and Compliance Committee.

However, the Executive Committee submitted to the General Assembly its willingness to continue consultations regarding the Governance Committee, and the names of Chairman and his deputy will be put to vote at the next Ordinary General Assembly next year.

[/media-credit] Federation of Uganda Football Associations President Moses Magogo is a CAF Executive Committee member. He also heads the Futsal and Beach Soccer African committees Credit: Kawowo Sports

FUFA President, Moses Magogo is a co-opted member on the CAF Executive Committee, meaning he can attend CAF meetings but has no voting rights.

Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi and DRC’s Constant Omari Selemani are the 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents respectively.

[/media-credit] FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses the delegates at the 40th CAF General Assembly Credit: CAF Media

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CONMEBOL President, Alejandro Dominguez, AFC Vice President Chung Mong-Gyu and a representative of the UEFA President attended the CAF assembly.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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