Today the first meeting of the joint CAF and FIFA Reform Taskforce takes place at CAF’s headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting will follow the Roadmap for the CAF/FIFA Partnership, announced in June this year, following CAF’s request for support from FIFA to accelerate the African Football Confederation’s ongoing reform process.
The joint CAF/FIFA Partnership Roadmap covers three main areas: financial management, good governance and internal procedures. It is being implemented collaboratively by CAF Secretary General Mouad Hajji and FIFA Secretary General and General Delegate for Africa Fatma Samoura, with the support of a group of specialists from FIFA selected for their expertise in key areas.
Key topics of discussion at today’s meeting will include auditing, underlining transparency in all of CAFs operations, necessity for the highest standards of compliance, effective and professional organisation of competitions, growth and development of African football as well as advancement and support for CAF’s 54 Member Associations.
The meeting will be attended by a panel of experts from sport, governance and industry as well as FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CAF President Ahmed Ahmed, CAF Secretary General Mouad Hajji and FIFA Secretary General and General Delegate for Africa Fatma Samoura.