The Emergency Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) which is about the most powerful panel in African football, will hold a meeting in Lagos on Saturday, Oct. 14.
The Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) Director of Media, Ademola Olajire, said in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos that the meeting of the CAF Emergency Committee would be held in Ikoyi, Lagos.
It said that the CAF executive members would discuss its competitions and other important events ahead of the organisation, including the withdrawal of African Nations Championship given to Kenya. “CAF top guns confirmed to the NFF that the meeting, which will hold in Ikoyi, will deliberate on recent happenings in the game in Africa. “It will as well have discussion on CAF competitions coming up next year, including the African Nations Championship, which hosting right has been withdrawn from Kenya.
“The CAF Emergency Committee, which is chaired by CAF President, Ahmad, also has the three Vice-Presidents of CAF as Members, as well as NFF President, Amaju Pinnick. “Others include Liberia’s FA President, Hassan Musa Bility and CAF Referees Committee head, Souleiman Hassan Waberi. All are also members of the CAF Executive Committee. “CAF’s three Vice-Presidents are Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi (1st Vice-President), Democratic Republic of Congo’s Omari Constant Selemani (2nd Vice-President) and Morocco’s Fouzi Lekjaa (3rd Vice-President),’’ it said.
It also said that “the meeting comes up on the eve of the grand finale of the AITEO Cup competition, taking place at the Agege Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 15, and to which all the members of the CAF Emergency Committee have been invited. “Sources have also confirmed that Egypt’s Hani Abo Rida, who is a member of the FIFA Council, will be part of CAF President Ahmad’s entourage to Lagos.
“Pinnick will personally receive the CAF boss Ahmad at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Oct. 13 – the same day other members of the Emergency Committee will arrive in Nigeria. “It was further gathered that there will be ‘An Evening with Ahmad,’ which is a dinner on Saturday night, it said adding that members of the diplomatic community and NFF’s sponsors and partners had been invited.