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CAF presidency: Issa Hayatou edging closer to a return

Issa Hayatou to be made CAF's Honorary President

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football met on Thursday 10 December in Cairo, Egypt and approved major reforms aimed at fighting corruption, bad governance and protecting the integrity of the game in the continent.

One of the major proposals made during the meeting, was that to make Issa Hayatou as CAF’s Honorary President.

The 74_year_old Cameroonian, Issa Hayatou, had served CAF as president for 30 years, from 1987 to 2017.

“The Executive Committee has decided to propose to the General Assembly of CAF to grant the status of Honorary President of CAF to Mr. Issa Hayatou, the renowned personality of African football for his work”, read a note on cafonline.com

This honour they say is to salute Issa Hayatou’s immense role in the development of African football.

CAF officials met in an executive committee meeting on Thursday.
Photo credit: cafonline.com

Amongst other points on the agenda of Thursday’s meeting, The Committee notes with satisfaction that the host country for CHAN 2021, Cameroon, is ready to host the event, following the last inspection visit which took place in October 2020.

The Committee also approved the regulations for the Women’s Champions League which will be organized annually.

Faced with the difficulty of finding an agreement with the Qatari Football Federation (QFA) for the organization of the 2019/2020 Super Cup, Al Ahly (Egypt) Vs. RS Berkane (Morocco), the Executive Committee decided that the Total CAF Super Cup will take place in the first half of 2021.

The Executive Committee approved a new club licensing process aimed at preserving the integrity and smooth running of club competitions.

The next meeting of the Executive Committee will take place on January 15, 2021 in Yaoundé, the day before the opening match of CHAN Total Cameroon 2020.

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Afeseh Apong

Afeseh Apong is a graduate of the Advanced School of Mass Communication, ASMAC, and is currently Team press officer of PWD Bamenda

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