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CAF President urges African governments to partner their FAs to develop football infrastructure

The CAF Executive Committee today visited and held its meeting in the newly built headquarters of the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (“FRMF”) in Rabat.

CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe said: “We would like to congratulate the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football and our Brother Fouzi Lekjaa for their world class headquarters. We would also like to express our gratitude to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Government and people of Morocco. The excellent headquarters that we visited today and the world class stadiums and football infrastructure in Morocco are good examples of the success and accomplishments that can be achieved through partnerships between our African Governments and our National Football Associations.”

The Executive Committee appointed the following new members to the CAF Referees’ Committee:

–      The President is Mr Hugues Alain Adjoyi from Benin and the Vice-President is Mr Victor Gomes from South Africa.

–      The other members are:

o  Mrs Fatou Gaye from Senegal

o  Mr Dombouya Aboubacar from Guinea

o  Mr Ali Mohammed Ahmed from Somalia

o  Mrs Tesfanesh Woreta from Ethiopia

o  Mr Djamel Haimoudi from Algeria

o  Mr Hadqa Yahya from Morocco

o  Mr Olivier Safari Kabene from Democratic Republic of Congo

o  Mr Louzaya René Daniel from Congo

o  Mr Inacio Candido from Angola

o  Mrs Gladys Lengwe from Zambia

o  Mr Aminu Shantali Shuaibu from Nigeria

President Motsepe added: “The integrity, independence and credibility of referees, match commissioners and VAR operators is crucial for the respect and growth of African football and we are confident that the newly appointed CAF Referees’ Committee members will contribute towards the growth and global competitiveness of football in Africa.”

The Executive Committee also approved the cancellation of the additional second preliminary of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup.

This means that the 16 winning Clubs of the Second Preliminary round will qualify to the Group Stage of both the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup 2023-2024 season.

Credit: CAF

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