5 Liberian Football officials appointed to top CAF committee positions

Africa’s continental football governing body -CAF, through it’s President Ahmad Ahmad has appointed five Liberians to key Standing Committees of the Confederation of African Football (Caf). They will serve the committees until the next CAF General Assembly in 2021. Standing committees are charged with directing and managing the various aspects of the organization of the game in Africa.

They are : Liberian FA President Mustapha Raji has been appointed as a member of the African Nations Championship (CHAN), a similar position which his predecessor held before, this committee is made up of 25-member and are in charge of the organization of African Nations Championship (CHAN). It is headed by CAF third Vice President Danny Jordaan, who is also president of the South African Football Association.

It is recalled that CAF announced the postponement of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. This decision was taken by the CAF Emergency Committee following an increasing number of cases on the continent. At least 30 African nations have reported cases of coronavirus so far, including over half of the 16 teams that were set to participate in the tournament reserved exclusively for African players based in their leagues.

LFA Vice President for administration Sekou Konneh (Professor) was also appointed as a member to a 19-man commission on inter-club and club licensing. It is headed by Caf first Vice President Constant Omari, who is also president of the DR Congo Football Federation.

LFA Vice President for operations Wilmot Smith was appointed member to a 16-man committee for the development of beach soccer and futsal. It is headed by Caf executive committee member (ECM) Moses Magogo Hassim, who is also president of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations.

Deputy sports minister Andy Quamie, who is also a Caf and Fifa match commissioner, retained his membership to a 10-man jury of appeal commission, which is headed by Nigeria’s Abdulhakeem Uthman Mustapha.

Former LFA ECM Ciatta Bishop retained her membership on a 14-man commission on women’s football. It is headed by CAF – ECM Isha Johnson, who is also president of the Sierra Leone Football Association.

While some European leagues resumed games, African football is still suspended with the CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, stating that the situation will remain unchanged until the outbreak is brought under control.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left football in African countries in a mess, without winners, relegation, or promotion. The African continent has recorded a total number of 97,071 COVID-19 cases, with a death toll of 3,031 and 38,436 recoveries, as of May 21.

Source: Original LFA / LSOnline

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