Uganda’s top football official Eng. Moses Magogo has been appointed to the powerful Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Magogo becomes the first Ugandan onto the executive committee.
In wide ranging changes, Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya was named Chairman of the CAF Technical and Development committee, while the continental body’s first and second vice-presidents and another representative to the world soccer governing body FIFA were named.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president Magogo was also named a member of three other CAF committees at the ongoing CAF Extraordinary General Assembly Congress in Bahrain. FIFA president Gianni Infantino is attending, as CAF is also naming new officials to the ExCom of the world soccer governing body. (SEE FULL LIST ON PAGE 2)
“In recognition of the progress of football development in Uganda and contribution towards African football, I have been appointed a member of the CAF Executive Committee 2017 – 2021 and a member of the CAF Reforms Committee,” Magogo said soon after the decision had been taken.
Magogo was thrown into the limelight last year as Gianni Infantino campaigned for the top job in FIFA. The FIFA president visited Uganda in February, on a trip that many said was a campaign to unseat then CAF president Issa Hayatou.
Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad eventually won the CAF top job.
The Bahrain meeting is the first for the newly elected CAF administration led by Ahmad.
Many more changes have been put in place and are expected by the Ahmad new administration, that in March ended the Hayatou’s 29-year reign at CAF.
— Kalusha Bwalya (@KalushaPBwalya) May 8, 2017
At the ongoing Bahrain meeting, Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana and Constant Omari Selemani of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been chosen as CAF vice-presidents, the African football body said Tuesday.
A statement said the two officials, who had been widely tipped for the posts, were elected by acclamation during an executive committee meeting in Bahrain.
They succeed Guinean Almamy Kabele Camara and Suketu Patel, a Seychellois who quit CAF in March after long-serving Issa Hayatou of Cameroon suffered a shock presidential election defeat.
It was the first meeting of the executive since Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad beat Hayatou 34-20 in a vote for the top CAF post.