Candidate for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Presidency, Augustin Senghor, hails from Senegal and is a qualified lawyer. The Senegalese politician, is a member of the Rally of the Ecologists of Senegal political party and has been the Mayor of Gorée in Dakar, a former slave-trading centre, for 19 years (since 2002).
Sengor is the President of the US Gorée football club, which plays in the first division and has been crowned with four championship wins and four cups.
He was elected as president of the Senegal Football Association (FSF) in 2009, a position he still holds.
Achievements in football
- Senghor studied Legal Sciences, later becoming a Lawyer specialising in sports law in 1989,
- From 1993 to 2002, Senghor served as the president of ASC Coumba Castel, a football club from Gorée,
- From 1996 to 2002, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Union Sportive de Gorée, presiding over the club in 2002,
- From 2008 to 2009, Senghor served as a member of the Football Normalisation Committee, which was responsible for reform in Senegal,
- Due to his service as the member of the Football Normalisation Committee, Senghor was elected leader of the FSF in August 2009,
- From 2009 to 2013, Senghor served as Vice-President of the CAF Disciplinary Jury and Member of the FIFA Appeals Committee,
- In 2011, he was elected President of the West Africa Zone (UFOA A) of CAF, a position he still holds,
- From 2013 to 2017, Senghor was a member of the FIFA Associations Committee,
- In 2011, he was elected FIFA Supervisor of the elections of the Mauritanian football federation, subsequently serving as Supervisor for Nigeria in 2013, Cameroon in 2015 and Ivory Coast in 2016,
- From May 2017 to November 2019, Senghor served as Vice-President of the CAF legal commission,
- In 2018, he was re-elected representative of zone A of the UFOA on the executive committee of CAF for a four-year term in Casablanca, Morocco
Bid for CAF Presidency
During a press briefing held at the headquarters of the FSF, Senghor said that he dreamt of a united, attractive and more efficient African football.