It was almost a month ago that the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad , took to social media to congratulate Morocco for its victory over Mali at the final of the African Nations Championsh i p . The man from Madagascar will be hoping that on March 12, he will be on the receiving end of congratulations not just from Morocco, but from national federations all over the continent on winning a second term as CAF president. As things stand, though, the chances of that happening look slim. FIFA mission ‘successfully completed’ Whoever does become the president of CAF will have a relatively free hand to plot a new course for the federatio n — which hasn’t always been the case. For six months of Ahmad’s first term , FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura and her team were tasked with overseeing CAF in a mission aimed at improving the governance of the confederation. In February 2020, FIFA declared that Samoura ‘s mission had been “successfully completed.” While the successful candidate can expect to have more freedom to implement whatever changes he sees fit (all the declared candidates are men), he will still be taking charge of the… Read full this story
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