At a time when a « fratricidal war » is being waged against him in his own country, the president of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT), Seidou Mbombo Njoya, has been appointed head of the permanent organising committee of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The President of FECAFOOT Seidou Mbombo Njoya becomes the new president of the permanent organising committee of the African Nations Championship. This is one of the resolutions taken at the end of the extraordinary session of CAF convened in Abidjan. « The President of FECAFOOT, Seidou Mbombo Njoya becomes the new President of the Permanent Organising Committee of the African Nations Championship (CHAN), » says CAF.
This appointment adds a new responsibility to Seidou Mbombo Njoya, within the governing body of African football. Indeed, the Cameroonian was appointed, since March 13, to the post of 4th Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, for the mandate of the new president, the South African Patrice Motsepe.
Very controversial in his own country, it is now up to the former head of development within the world governing body Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Seidou Mbombo Njoya, to take charge of the organisation of future African Nations Championships (CHAN).
In addition, Augustin Senghor, the president of the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF), was reappointed as chairman of the legal committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Senghor held the same position during the last part of Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad’s mandate at the head of CAF, from 2017 to 2021.
The Comorian Kanizat Ibrahim, the first woman to become vice-president of the confederation, will lead women’s football. Mauritania’s Ahmed Yahya, 2nd vice-president of CAF, was appointed chairman of the committee in charge of interclub competitions.
The Djiboutian Souleiman Wabéri was chosen to head the committee in charge of youth football. The direction of the specific football (futsal and beach soccer) goes to the Burkinabe Sita Sangaré.