The CAF executive committee held its last two meetings in Accra, Ghana and Tunis, Tunisia on 9 and on 24 February respectively. The board, headed by CAF President Issa Hayatou, discussed several matters and took the following decisions:
• The heads of venue in Accra, Kumasi, Sekondi and Tamale for the CAF Organising Committee for the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2008 presented their reports to the executive committee. The committee commended the Local Organising Committee for hosting a successful tournament, which had given African footballers a platform on which to express themselves positively on the field of play. The chairman of the referees committee also presented a referee performance report on the tournament. The executive committee unanimously expressed its satisfaction with the level of officiating during the tournament.
• The African Women’s Championship 2008 will be held from 15 to 29 November in Equatorial Guinea.
• The final phase of the new African Nations Championship (CHAN) will take place in Cote d’lvoire from 22 February to 8 March 2009. Thirty countries will play in the preliminaries of the new championship.
• The next General Assembly (elective) will take place in Lagos, Nigeria, on 10 and 11 February 2009.
• The next African Youth Championship (U-20) will take place in Rwanda (18 January-1 February 2009).
• The next African U-17 Championship will take place in Algeria, (19 March – 3 April 2009).
• CAF will launch tenders for the acquisition of TV and advertising rights for the qualifiers of the FIFA World Cup™/Africa Cup of Nations 2010, as well as for the new African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2009, 2011 and 2013.