FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive Hany Abou-rida confirmed that Egypt will be hosting the CAF headquarters for the next 10 years.
When first founded, the CAF headquarters were in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, before moving to Cairo in 2002 where it remained ever since.
And on February 12th 2020, an agreement was made between CAF and the Egyptian government, which recognized Africa’s football governing body as an international Non-Governmental Organization for a period of 10 years and shall be automatically renewed.
The report of the agreement was made by the Joint Parliamentary Committee of the Youth and Sports Committee and the Committees of African Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee.
The report was then discussed and approved by Egypt’s House of Representatives earlier this month.
It recently got the presidential approval by his excellency Abdelfattah El-Sisi according to former Egypt FA president and current CAF executive Hany Abou-rida, who made sure to thank all of the government officials involved.
CAF president Ahmad Ahmad also thanked the government for their efforts and said that the agreement would benefit African football
“Today is a great day for African football. Finally, we have come to the end of a long journey that will shape the future of African football. Egypt has always been home to CAF and we are proud to formalize another extension of the Headquarters Agreement.
“Personally, I express my gratitude to the Egyptian Authorities led by His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for the commitment towards making the agreement a reality,” Ahmad said in an official statement on June 9th.