CONFEDERATION AFRICAINE DE FOOTBALL
CAF – CONFEDERATION AFRICAINE DE FOOTBALL
At its annual meeting in September the CAF Executive Committee decided to grant 13 African countries the sum of 100 000 USD each. During the previous financial year, Caf awarded a total of 1 million USD to ten different associations. Among other decisions, the executive also agreed that the gala match between African Cup of Nations winners Egypt and Sweden as part of CAF’s 50 th anniversary celebrations would be held in Cairo on 7 February 2007, and that the CAF’s Super Cup 2007 would take place in Ethiopia.
During a visit to Ghana in September, CAF’s President Issa Hayatou formally launched the grassroots project under CAF’s “Contract with Africa” development initiative. At the same occasion the Ghana Football Association announced the appointment of 51-year-old Francis Oti Akenteng as its education officer.
At its meetings in Cairo on 4 and 5 September, the CAF Executive Committee studied a plan for the long-term development of African football and the improvement of sports infrastructures on the continent. It also examined the candidacies for the organization of the African Cup of Nations. The examination of the presentations and reports by the inspection group, which visited the five candidate countries – Libya, Gabon/Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria and Angola – showed that all candidates had fulfilled the requirements and had fully complied with the specifications. Therefore, CAF has decided to select Angola to host the 2010 African Cup of Nations, followed by Gabon/Equatorial Guinea in 2012 and Libya in 2014. Nigeria has been designated as a substitute organizing country that would take the place of any country unable to fulfill its commitment.