Ghana’s supreme court judge Justice Anim Yeboah, has been named in a five-member task force constituted to help reform scandalous activities bedeviling the Confederation of African Football (Caf).
The management of the continent’s highest football governing body has been in the hands of Fifa secretary Fatma Samoura since August 1, 2019.
The decision was taken following allegations of corruption and sexual harassment leveled against Caf President Ahmad Ahmad, who still holds his position despite being investigated by Fifa’s ethic Committee.
The five-member committee, consists of Anim Yeboah who doubles as chairman of Fifa’s disciplinary committee, Abduoulaye Diop (Mali), Hossam El Shafei, (Egypt), Janet Katisya, (Kenya), and Martin Ngoga of Rwanda.
The key topics of discussion were on auditing, underlining transparency in all of CAF’s operations, necessity for the highest standards of compliance, effective and professional organisation of competitions, growth and development of African football, as well as advancement and support for CAF’s 54 Member Associations.
The meeting also touched on football safety and security, African football governance and revenue generation for the continent’s competitions and events.
Speaking at the meeting, CAF President Ahmad thanked the members of the taskforce for accepting to help CAF to accelerate its reforms programme in addition to their professional activities.
“There are obstacles that we faced that resulted in our request for assistance. That’s why we also need you, the independent experts. Together we will move forward.” President Ahmad said.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino expressed his full support to the work of the group: “If this CAF/FIFA cooperation succeeds African football will be even more envied around the world. You members of the task force are the foundation from which the future African football will be built. We count on your support, your passion & innovation.”
The joint CAF/FIFA Roadmap covers three main areas: financial management, good governance and internal procedures.
Meanwhile, the CAF-FIFA leadership and senior management will continue their activities today when they meet with the CEOs of some of Africa’s top football clubs to share ideas on improving the continental club competitions.