FIFA appoints Samoura to supervise forensic audit of CAF


FIFA has appointed Fatma Samoura to supervise the conduct of “full forensic” audit of CAF.

Samoura who is the FIFA’s Secretary General, will during her supervision of the audit act as the world football governing body’s ‘General Delegate for Africa’ for a six-month period from August 1, 2019, to January 31, 2020.

Samoura’s appointment followed the acceptance of a proposal by CAF’s President Ahmad Ahmad by the Executive Committee of the continent’s football governing body to seek FIFA’s expertise in fixing the current challenges facing it.

A source close to the development told that the moves by Ahmad aim at tapping FIFI’s know-how to help him conclusively accelerate the implementation of his ongoing reforms to ensure the Continent’s football governing body functions with greater transparency, efficiency while abiding by the highest governance standards.

The Executive Committee unanimously approved the proposal on June 19, 2019, in Cairo.

Samoura will be assisted by a group of experts who will work in a spirit of partnership with CAF in several areas, which include amongst others; to oversee operational management of CAF, including governance and administrative procedures, ensure the efficient and professional organization of all CAF competitions; and support the growth and development of football in all countries and regions of CAF.

Samoura will stay as Secretary General of FIFA during this period and will delegate her functions within the FIFA administration in accordance with the relevant internal regulations.

According to’s sources, the Bureau of the FIFA Council approved of this exceptional and temporary measure.

FIFA and CAF are expected to work closely together in order to best serve all African Member Associations to bring stability, serenity, professionalism and effective football development on the African continent.

By Delrand Ansah Mensah Whyte (SKIPPER) for Daily Mail GH

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