The newly-elected Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee, under the leadership of South African Dr Patrice Motsepe, has held its first meeting in Rabat, Morocco.
Augustin Senghor of Senegal was co-opted in the executive committee as first vice-president. The second vice-president of CAF is Ahmed Yahya of Mauritania.
Both Senghor and Yahya are seasoned football administrators. They had pulled out of the presidential race to support the 59-year-old Motsepe a week ago.
Suleiman Waberi, Seidou Mbombo Njoya and Kanizat Ibrahim are other vice-presidents of Africa’s football controlling body.
Veron Moseng-Omba of the Democratic Republic of Congo is the new secretary general of CAF.
Insight on CAF Presidency under Patrice Motsepe with Christopher Bongo:
SAFCA congratulations Motsepe
Motsepe was confirmed as the CAF president on Friday afternoon.
Congratulatory messages have been pouring in since then, with the South African Football Coaches Association (SAFCA) wish the South African businessman, philanthropist and club owner, well in his new journey.
In a statement, SAFCA says it hopes and believes that the election of Motsepe will go a long way in addressing the interests of the COSAFA region in Africa.
“We note, however, the absence of a technical vision in Motsepe’s much-celebrated 10-point Action Plan aimed at improving the standard of the game in Africa. While there are many off-the-field issues that have been a hindrance to the development of the game in the continent, the need for the absence of technical vision is of key importance,” says SAFCA.
Velile Mnyandu shares more on Motsepe’s appointment as CAF president: