CAIRO: FIFA president Gianni Infantino has promised that African football will be ‘envied around the world’ after the prospective success of its reforming takeover of the continent’s confederation.
The President of the world federation was speaking in Cairo after formally launching a CAF/FIFA reform taskforce at CAF’s headquarters in the Egyptian capital.
The joint CAF/FIFA roadmap covers three main areas: financial management, good governance and effective internal procedures with the support of a group of specialists from FIFA selected for their expertise in key areas.
It is being implemented collaboratively by CAF secretary-general Mouad Hajji and FIFA secretary-general and ‘general delegate for Africa’ Fatma Samoura, Tuesday’s meeting followed CAF’s April request for support from FIFA after a stream of controversies.
Members of the taskforce include Abdoulaye Diop (Mali), Hossam El Shafei (Egypt), Janet Katisya ( Kenya), Martin Ngoga (Rwanda) and Anin Yeboah ( Ghana).
Infantino said: “FIFA has come a long way over the past years & we have turned things around for the good of football. We are here to share what we learned and experienced in dealing with crisis situations and to help African football.
”If this CAF/FIFA cooperation succeeds African football will be even more envied around the world. You members of the taskforce are the foundation from which the future African football will be built We count on your support, your passion and innovation.”