ZURICH/CAIRO: Ahmad Ahmad, President of CAF, proposed to the Executive Committee of the institution, meeting in Cairo on June 19, 2019, to seek the expertise of FIFA to assess the current situation within the confederation and contribute to the acceleration of the process of implementation of the ongoing reforms, intended to ensure CAF operations in a transparent, efficient manner and according to the highest standards of governance. 

The proposal of the President was approved unanimously by the members of the Executive Committee.

As part of this process, it is expected that a general audit of CAF will be conducted as soon as possible by FIFA and CAF.

In the light of the above, CAF and FIFA have decided to appoint, by mutual agreement, the FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, as “FIFA’s Delegate General for Africa” ​​for a period of 6 months, from 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020, renewable with the prior agreement of both organizations.

Ms. Samoura will be assisted in the performance of her duties by a group of experts who will work closely with President Ahmad and his team on a number of themes, including:

  • Supervision of the operational management of CAF, including administrative and governance procedures
  • The efficient and professional organization of all CAF competitions
  • The growth and development of football in all countries and regions of CAF.

Fatma Samoura will continue during her tenure at CAF to assume her role as FIFA Secretary General, and may delegate her duties to the FIFA administration, in accordance with relevant and applicable internal regulations. The FIFA Council Office approved this temporary and exceptional measure.

FIFA and CAF are determined to work closely to serve the best interests of African member associations, in order to bring stability, serenity, professionalism and effective development of football on the African continent, whose passion for football is no longer to demonstrate.