“The political dimension is very clear”

“There is something fundamentally wrong with the [Caf] administration”, says Andrew Kamanga, president of the Zambian FA, of the Fifa controlled African confederation.

By Philippe Auclair

Prior to the Caf general assembly which is taking place tomorrow on 10 August in Arusha, Tanzania, the Zambian FA put forward a proposal which, if endorsed by a majority of the confederation's 54 member associations, would have guaranteed equal representation for all six zones of the continent at Caf ExCo and Fifa Council level, whilst saving millions of dollars for the cash-strapped organisation. Yet Caf secretary general Véron Mosengo-Omba, using a point of procedure, took this proposal off the AGM's agenda. Zambian FA President Andrew Kamanga agreed to answer Josimar's questions. As Gianni Infantino sees CAF and its 54 Member Associations as the foundation for his re-election at the top of Fifa in March of next year, any attempt at changing the status quo will be perceived as a rebellion which must be nipped in the bud.

Did you get any response from president Motsepe after you wrote to him protesting against the removal of your proposal from the general assembly's agenda by Caf's general secretary Véron Mosengo-Omba?
We did...in the sense we received a circular from Mr Mosengo-Omba, which was sent to all Caf members, indicating that our proposal was deemed to have been defective and couldn't be considered, because they had received legal opinion to that effect. But we maintain our position. We believe we have the right as members to submit any proposal for discussion. It's up to the other members to act. We've put on the table something we ...

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