According to the words of a member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) who requested anonymity, the supreme body of African football would be
“colonized” by FIFA.
New controversial revelations from Osasu Obayiuwana. In a recent post on Twitter, the journalist from the BBC
“ infiltrate» at CAF shared the bitter remarks made by a member of the Executive Committee of the body, during the last CAN U17 in Algeria, won by Senegal (2-1 victory over Morocco on May 19). According to the official who confided during a conversation, on the sidelines of a visit to the Nelson Mandela stadium in Algiers, CAF is subject to interference from FIFA. “Personally, I stopped talking in Comex meetings, because there is no real debate. Decisions are made before we come to a meeting.regretted the African leader.
“Zurich (FIFA) is the real controller of our affairs within CAF. We are colonized”he added.
A veiled colonization which would be the consequence of the favors granted to African decision-makers by the apex body of world football, according to some critics. “As you say, we are colonized because we want toreacted in comment a user before justifying himself.
Some people cannot live without the gifts of FIFA or without the comfortable position of FIFA which gives them the opportunity to racketeering in Africa. »
as you say we are colonized because we want it
some people can’t live without FIFA gifts or FIFA comfortable position that gives them the opportunity to do fiddling in Africa
—DZFAN (@DZFAN247) May 24, 2023
When Eto’o opposes the will of FIFA
As a reminder, in 2020, CAF was offered by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to organize CAN every four years, versus once every two years. An idea that had triggered a volley of green wood from several African personalities. The legend Samuel Eto’o
had opposed a categorical no in this case. “I do not accept what he [Gianni Infantino] said. Is it in the interest of Africans to organize a CAN every four years? I believe it is more that of the Europeans. They want to have Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang available. FIFA defends the interests of European clubs”had launched the one who later became president of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot). The “return” of the CAN programming in winter would also correspond to a desire of the leader who wishes to reserve the summer for his future new format Club World Cup.