CAIRO: Liberia’s loose football cannon Musa Bility has unleashed a fierce attack on the leadership of the Confederation of African Football in quitting to two positions within the continent ruling body.
Bility, in a letter to CAF president Ahmad and members of the executive committee, said he was standing down from the emergency committee and from the presidency of the African Nations Championship standing committees “with sadness and a huge sense of disappointment.”
In a letter leaked widely among African media, he added: “I can no longer summon the courage to work in these posts at the whims and caprices of the president who I believe is leading this noble organisation in the wrong direction.”
Bility, who has long trod his own path in world football politics, was barred from standing for president of world federation in 2015 after failing an eligibikity check.
He believes he has been excluded, deliberately, from informal discussions within the leadership of the African game and, now, has finally lost patience.
One of those particular issues was the reassignment of the hosting of the Africa Cup of Nations this year and in 2021. Cameroon was stripped of the 2019 finals and given 2021 in place of Ivory Coast as consolation after months of speculation.
Bility stated he believes the African football body is “worse than we were two years ago” before the removal of long-serving president Issa Hayatou.