Cairo, Jul 18 : : The world soccer governing body FIFA and Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) signed a protocol on Thursday, outlining the areas and objectives of the FIFA-CAF partnership.
The protocol was signed during the 41st CAF Ordinary General Assembly in Cairo by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.FIFA will provide its expertise to assess the current situation in CAF and help accelerate the ongoing reform process. The protocol will be implemented with the close collaboration of FIFA General Delegate for Africa Fatma Samoura and CAF General Secretary Mouad Hajji, the CAF administration and a group of experts, according to a press statement released by FIFA.
It covers three main areas and consists of 11 points, the statement added.Another highlight of the General Assembly was the election of members to the CAF Executive Committee for the cycle 2019-2023. The elected members are Augustin Senghor (Senegal), Sita Sangare (Burkina Faso), Moses Magogo (Uganda), Pierre-Alain Mounguengui (Gabon), Abdulhakim Al Shalmani (Libya) and Mohamed Ally Sobha (Mauritius).
Also on the agenda was the appointment of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the CAF Governance Committee, which was unanimously approved for a four-year term. Michel Kizito Brizoua-Bi from Cote d'Ivoire will chair the committee with Dieudonne Happi of Cameroon his deputy. Other members of the committee are Maya Boureghda (Tunisia), Monica Musonda (Zambia) and Tumi Dlamini (South Africa).
The Financial Report for the year 2018 was also approved. CAF Vice President Fouzi Lekjaa, also the chairman of the finance committee, called for prudent measures to influence positively the financial health of the organization.
Meanwhile, the CAF president also named legends Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba to his advisory team.Of the 54 National Associations affiliated to CAF, only Tunisia was absent. (XINHUA)