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CAF Executive Committee Make Decisions in Bahrain

The CAF Executive Committee under the chairmanship of CAF President Ahmad met on Monday, 8 May 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain. Fifteen (15) items on the agenda were discussed and the following decisions were taken;

1- Election of Vice-Presidents
In accordance with the Statutes, the CAF President proposed two Vice-Presidents;
1st Vice-President: Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana)
2nd Vice-President: Constant Omari Selemani (DR Congo)
This proposal was approved by acclamation.

2- Co-opted Members of the Executive Committee
In pursuant to the statutory provisions, the CAF President proposed two members to be co-opted onto the CAF Executive Committee which members approved. They are;
– Moses Magogo (President, Uganda Football Federation)
– Ahmed Yahya (President, Mauritanian Football Federation)

3 – Composition of the Emergency Committee
President: Ahmad
– Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana)
– Constant Omari (DR Congo)
– Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco)
– Souleiman Waberi (Djibouti)
– Musa Bility (Liberia)

4- Establishment of ad hoc Committees
Following the approval of the Executive Committee, the CAF President proposed the establishment of two ad hoc committees, composed mainly of presidents of Member Associations. One will be in charge of the Revision of Statutes and the other in charge of Compensation.
A seminar will be organized for the presidents of the Member Associations to present to them the work of the Committee for the Revision of Statutes for their input before the finalization of the draft to be submitted to the Executive Committee and the General Assembly.
The composition of the ad hoc committees is as follows;

Committee for Revision of Statutes
Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana)
– Lamine Kaba Badjo (Gambia)
– Sita Sangare (Burkina Faso)
– Moses Magogo (Uganda)
– Mclean Letshwiti (Botswana)
– Edouard Ngaissona (Central African Republic)
– Elvis Chetty (Seychelles)
– Ahmed (Egypt)
Resource Persons: Ludovic Lomotsy (Advisor to the CAF President) and a FIFA consultant on Governance

Compensation Committee
Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco)
– Monteiro Domingos Fernandes (Sao Tome)
– Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania)
– Hani Abo Rida (Egypt)
Resource Persons: Essam Ahmed (CAF Acting General Secretary), Mohamed El Sherei (CAF Finance Director)

5 – CAF Competitions Symposium
It will be organized in Morocco from 15-16 July 2017. The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has undertaken to bear the costs related to the organization of this symposium, which will bring together various stakeholders of African football (Players, Referees, Coaches, Media, Administrators …). It will dwell on all the issues related to CAF competitions including organization, format and schedule.
It will be followed by a meeting of the CAF Executive Committee on the 17 July 2017, which will discuss among other things, the implementation of the main resolutions of the symposium. An Extraordinary CAF General Assembly is also scheduled for 18 July 2017 in Morocco.

6- Appointment of presidents and vice presidents of Standing Committees
A) Finance Committee
President: Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco)
Vice-President: Monteiro Domingos Fernandes (Sao Tome)

B) Organising Committee for Africa Cup of Nations
President: Amaju Pinnick (Nigeria)
Vice-President: Philip Chiyangwa (Zimbabwe)

C) Organising Committee for African Nations Championship
President: Musa Bility (Liberia)
Vice-President: Wadie Jari (Tunisia)

D) Organizing Committee for Interclub Competitions
President: Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco)
Vice-President: Mutassim Jaafar (Sudan)

E) Organising Committee for U-20 Africa Cup of Nations
President: Tarek Bouchamaoui (Tunisia)
Vice-President: Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania)

(F) Organising Committee for U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

President: Rui Da Costa (Angola)

Vice-President: Adoum Djibrine (Chad)

(G) Organising Committee for Women’s Football
President: Isha Johansen (Sierra Leone)
Vice-President: Moses Magogo (Uganda)

(H) Organising Committee for Futsal and Beach Soccer
President: Moses Magogo (Uganda)
Vice-President: Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia)

(I) Referees Committee
President: Souleiman Waberi (Djibouti)
Vice-President: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

(J) Technical and Development Committee
President: Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia)
Vice-President: Souleiman Waberi (Djibouti)

(K) Committee for the Management of Club Licensing System
President: Leodegar Tenga (Tanzania)
Vice-President: Dany Jordaan (South Africa)

(L) Committee for Legal Affairs
President: Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania)
Vice-President: Augustin Senghor (Senegal)

(M) Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility
President: Almamy Kabele Camara (Guinea)
Vice-President: Isha Johansen (Sierra Leone)

(N) Media Committee
President: Amaju Pinnick (Nigeria)
Vice-President: Hedi Hamel (Algeria)

(O) Medical Committee
President: Adoum Djibrine (Chad)
Vice-President: Yacine Zerguini (Algeria)

(P) Marketing and TV Committee
President: Danny Jordaan (South Africa)
Vice-President: Rui Da Costa (Angola)

7- CAF Organizational Chart
The new organizational chart, apart from the President’s cabinet made up of two advisors, makes a provision for three Deputy General Secretaries with specific functions; 
• A Deputy General Secretary in charge of Administration, who oversees two branches: Finance and Services department, and Legal and Human resources department
• A Deputy General Secretary in charge of Football, who will have under his /her authority Technical Development Department and Competition Management
• A Deputy General Secretary in charge of Marketing and Communication with authority on Communication Management, Media, Marketing and TV.
There is also provision for the creation of a Compliance unit directly attached to the General Secretary.

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BFA President Letshwiti urges regional FAs to become more professional

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) President, MacLean Letshwiti today (Friday) officially closed the 5-day FIFA approved and funded programme dubbed Administration and Management Course for the Gaborone City Regional Football Association, held under the theme ‘Operation Time for Change’ at Tlotlo Conference Centre in Gaborone.
A welcome and refreshing undertaking, the programme, which opened on Monday, April 12th – 16th, was intended to achieve a renewal in terms of how football is managed at all levels throughout the country, facilitated by FIFA instructor and consultant, Ashford Mamelodi of Mamelodi Consulting.
The objectives of the programme included the empowerment of leaders, both Regional Structures and Clubs, on the management of the game; engaging participants on the importance of Stakeholder management, as well as identifying for further training prospective national course instructors in Administration and Management, with a view that once qualified, they will continue to train up and coming Administrators in the Regions on football administration.

Ashford Mamelodi of Mamelodi Consultancy

In his remarks, the BFA President said the programme has seen more than 500 participants across the country benefiting at a cost over P4 million courtesy of football’s world governing body, FIFA.
“I am delighted to see that our regions participated in this programme with large numbers, and they have also shown willingness and strong commitment to learn fittingly. For us to run professional leagues, and independent regional associations, we must equip our personnel with the right courses that enable them to be professional and act along the FIFA standards and statutes. The BFA will under my leadership be a frontrunner in improving the standards of football both administratively and in the field,” said Letshwiti.
Letshwiti noted that Botswana was one of the first countries to benefit from the FIFA Operation Time for Change project, saying this goes to show the level of commitment the local FA has for the growth of the sport.

Gaborone Regional Football Association Chairperson Tsheko

The project, which was facilitated by FIFA instructor and consultant, Ashford Mamelodi of Mamelodi Consulting ranged from governance, technical, sponsorship, fan base management, financial management and competitions amongst others.
“There is a lot of hope as the Gaborone region is in the capital city where the headquarters are. I am also happy that the region now has an office, and this is where all the 49 teams in the Gaborone region can go get serviced. After this weeklong engagement, the region has assured me that they will bring about the much-needed change of how they have been running their matters including sub-constitution from the parent constitution to give the chairman powers to run the region professionally. This is the biggest investment the FA has made, and it has to be put into practice. If all the stakeholders can all pull in the same direction, the BFA can be one of the strongest FAs at FIFA level,” said Mamelodi in his closing remarks.
For his part, the Gaborone regional FA, Vice Chairperson, Thapelo Mothusi said as the region they are grateful for all the lessons learnt from the Operation Time for Change course. He said all club administrators have been fully equipped with critical lessons to implement at their various clubs.

BFA President Maclean Letshwiti

As it was the last day of the course, all participants were tasked with case studies to mimic real football situations, ranging from organizing the play-offs, youth tournaments and event management.
Meanwhile, The BFA Technical officer, Tshepo Mphukuthi further assured the delegates that in the upcoming football season, the CAF regulations will be intensified, and teams will have to have coaches with relevant coaching badges to be illegible to coach particularly at CAF competitions.

BFA acting TD Dr Carolin Braun and BFA Chief Protocol Officer Spencer Mmui

From Gaborone, the Operation Time for Change programme will head out to the Kgatleng Regional FA, from April 26th – 30th, and call it a wrap in Palapye from 10th – 14th May 2021 with the Central/North Regional FA (Serowe).

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