Motsepe Calls For CAF Meeting With African Football Heads

CAF President Patrice Motsepe is set to meet the heads of football on the continent in a meeting in Morocco.

All 54 member association presidents, including Moses Magogo (FUFA) and six zonal presidents are invited.

The meeting will take place on July 17 at Four Seasons Hotel in Casablanca.

Motsepe has asked the invited guests for their indulgence after the meeting was called on a short notice.

The changes and the medium and long term plans and strategies to make CAF globally competitive and self sustaining, tops the discussion agenda.

CAF President Patrice Motsepe. Courtesy

In a letter to Member Association heads, Motsepe said: “We will discuss the ongoing changes at CAF as well as the strategies to make it sustainable in the medium and long term.”

After the meeting, the members have been invited for a CAF Champions League final between Al Ahly (Egypt) and Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa).

Motsepe, a South African Businessman and chairman of Premier League side Mamelodi Sundowns, was elected CAF President on March 12.

He promised to visit member associations and has so far been in Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Rwanda.

L-R: Presidents: Gianni Infantino (FIFA), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) & Patrice Motsepe (CAF). CAF photo

According to a recent CAF release on how to mak CAF globally competitive and self-supporting, the new executive wants to improve professionalism in CAF competitions.

Motsepe also wants to invest more in African football infrastructure that will see a FIFA approved stadium in each member association of CAF.

Investing in Youth Football, Growth of Women football and protecting the integrity and professionalism of the refereeing is also in the plans.



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