CONFEDERATION of
African Football president
Ahmad Ahmad says he
plans to engage former
footballers to work with
the continental body.
The new boss has
revealed plans to AFP to
involve Ghana legend
Abedi Pele and many
other retired footballers
on the continent to
develop the game.
According to reports, the
57-year-old said talks have
already been initiated
for collaborations with
iconic figures of the game
as he bids to influence a
positive change for the
face of football during his
tenure.
The COSAFA-endorsed
Malagasy boos came
into power when he
unseated long-serving Cameroonian Issa Hayatou
in the presidential election
last month.
“I’ve spoken to (Didier)
Drogba by telephone, I saw
Abedi Pele, a colleague’s
seen Samuel Eto’o, I talked
to Patrick M’boma,” said
Ahmad.
“Soon, we will organise a
meeting with representatives
of these African stars to
discuss future collaborations
with CAF.
“For example, at the next
CAN under-17s (May 21st to
June 4th, in Gabon) I would
like to set up a sponsorship
for players to come and talk
with young people, give
motivation and advice.”
On the other hand,
CAF has been marred by
allegations that the football
governing body has not been
transparent in its dealings.
“The change I can
guarantee is at the level
of financial management
because perhaps for too
long CAF is not at the
(proper) standard, with lack
of transparency,” adds the
president.
“Bad governance, with
interference in the making of
decisions – all that is going
to stop.”

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