World football governing body FIFA have taken over the management of Africa’s football affairs.
The global football controller appointed its Secretary General Fatma Samoura as “FIFA General Delegate for Africa” for an interim period of 6 months from 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020 according to www.africanews.com
The arrangement is renewable on the basis of an agreement from both organisations as announced in a joint statement.
‘‘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,’‘ read part of the statement.
According to Africa News, under the new arrangement, Samoura, who still retains her position as Secretary General of FIFA, will work with CAF president Ahmad and a team of experts to oversee the following;
– 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
‘‘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.’‘
It should be noted that CAF President Ahmad was recently arrested by authorities in France, pending FIFA investigations “over allegations that he unduly influenced a CAF decision to buy sportswear through a French company rather than directly from manufacturers and at inflated prices.”
FIFA continues with its efforts to improve the image of the game across the globe.