The elective General Assembly of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has confirmed Wallace Karia as the new president, it’s official.
The Annual General Assembly was held on Wednesday at Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala.
Karia is also the President of Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) after assuming power in August 2017.
He replaces former Sudan FA president Mutasim Gafaar at the helm of CECAFA after his term ended in November.
Amin Francis (S.Sudan) is the first vice president while Jira Isayaa (Ethiopia) is the second Vice). Jean Sekamana (Rwanda) and Eritrea’s Esaya Abraham are board members.
“As we move forward in the next journey of transformation in the CECAFA region, I would like to ask all of you to be aware that servant leadership is a calling that entails sacrifice and commitment,” said Karia.
“I want to assure you that the new team will commit itself to ensuring that the leadership of CECAFA is an all-inclusive organization that welcomes different ideologies to be shared with the football fraternity to move forward as one family.
“I would like to accept my new calling with a promise that I will commit myself to serve all of you without bias. We shall draw on the talent we have in the region, use our experts and ensure that we run our organization for the good of the future generations.”
“As we move into another era, we shall have to re-look into our programs and be very strategic in which competitions we are going to put emphasis in order to develop our region.”
FUFA’s Moses Magogo, Souleiman Hassan Waberi (Djibouti Football Federation) and Abdiqani Said (FA Somalia) who are CAF executive members were ineligible to contest to take up the CECAFA executive positions.
Secretary General Nicholas Musonye has said that he will be stepping down soon.