Tuesday, 4 October 2016

FIFA boss in Egypt for CAF's Extraordinary General Assembly

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is in
the Egyptian capital, Cairo, for the
Confederation of African Football’s
(CAF) Extraordinary General Assembly
scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, 29
September 2016.

The FIFA boss was met on arrival by a
CAF delegation led by President Issa
Hayatou along with some Executive
Committee members and officials of
the Egyptian Football Association.
High on the agenda is the election of
two persons onto the FIFA Council, a
move that takes Africa’s representation
on the Council to seven.
Local media reports that preparations
for the Extraordinary General Assembly
has reached fever pitch with the arrival
of delegates from the various national
The contenders are Ahmad
(Madagascar), Almamy Kabele Camara
(Guinea), Djibrilla Hima Hamidou
(Niger), Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana) and
Augustin Senghor (Senegal).
The Extraordinary General Assembly is
the legislative and supreme organ of
CAF. It will be the first time Infantino
will be attending the session on African
soil since taking over the leadership of
the world football governing body last
He previously attended the 38th CAF
Ordinary General Assembly held on 11
May 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.