FIFA Takes Over CAF Eve Of AFCON 2019 Kickoff

Alleged Corruption: FIFA, CAF Agree On Take-over

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has agreed to allow world football’s governing body FIFA take control of its affairs in other to ensure transparency and efficiency.

This comes one to day to the start of the continent’s biggest football tournament – Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019.

Concise News had earlier reported that the in the wake of corruption scandals ravaging the CAF, FIFA was expected to carry out overhauling of the African body by taking over its affairs.

In a statement released by the bodies, the President of CAF, Ahmad Ahmad, proposed to CAF Executive Committee to allow FIFA’s experts assess the current situation in the African body.

According to him, the process would help to conclusively accelerate the implementation of the ongoing reform process destined to ensure that CAF functions with transparency, and efficiency.

As it was earlier reported, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura would be “FIFA General Delegate for Africa” for a 6-month period from 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020, renewable with the agreement of both organisations.

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 among others.

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