The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has co-opted two former presidential candidates, Mauritania’s Ahmed Yaya and Senegal’s Augustine Senghor to its supreme governing body, the Executive Committee.
Augustin Seghor has been appointed the first Vice President, while Ahmed Yahya will be the second Vice President.
The development was confirmed after a meeting that was chaired by the CAF President Patrice Motsepe on Saturday evening.
“The newly elected CAF Executive Committee held its first meeting this morning, 13 March, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco. The meeting was chaired by the CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe.”
The following decisions were made unanimously: Mr Ahmed Yahya was co-opted in the Executive Committee,” reads part of the circular.
For starters, Yahya and Seghor pulled out of the presidential race a few days to the elections after a meeting with the FIFA president Gianni Infantino who backed Motsepe for the CAF presidential bid.
Three others members have also been appointed to the CAF Executive Committee and they include Suleiman Waberi, Kanizat Ibrahim, Seidou Mbombo.
FIFA’s Veron Mosengo-Omba has been appointed the new Secretary General of CAF, taking over from Abdelmounaim Bah, who had occupied the role on acting capacity.
Summary of the appointments
- First Vice President: Augustin Senghor
- Second Vice President: Ahmed Yahya
- Third Vice President: Suleiman Waberi
- Fourth Vice President: Seidou Mbombo
- Fifth Vice President: Kanizat Ibrahim