FIFA’s Fatma Samoura To Oversee CAF
By Taruka Srivastav | June 20, 2019
CAF and FIFA have appointed FIFA Secretary General and iSportconnect’s Most Influential Women in Sports 2019 Fatma Samoura as “FIFA General Delegate for Africa” for a 6-month period from 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020.
The decision comes after the President of CAF Ahmad Ahmad proposed to its Executive Committee gathered in Cairo on 19 June 2019, to seek FIFA’s expertise to assess the current situation in the African governing body and help to conclusively accelerate the implementation of the ongoing reform process destined to ensure that CAF functions with transparency, efficiency while abiding to the highest governance standards.
As part of this process, it was also agreed that FIFA and CAF will undertake as soon as possible a full forensic audit of CAF.
Meanwhile, Samoura will be assisted by a group of experts who will work in a spirit of partnership with President Ahmad and his team in several areas, which include amongst others:
– To oversee operational management of CAF, including governance and administrative procedures,
– To ensure the efficient and professional organization of all CAF competitions;
– To support the growth and development of football in all countries and regions of CAF;