Supreme Court judge, Justice Anim Yeboah, gets FIFA Top job

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Ghanaian Supreme Court judge, Anim Yeboah, has been named in a five-person FIFA task force to help reform scandal-ridden Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The management of the continental football governing body has been taken over by FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura since August 1.

The move was made after allegations of corruption and sexual harassment against Caf president Ahmad Ahmad, who remains in his post despite an investigation by FIFA’s ethics committee.

To assist Samoura, FIFA on Tuesday named politicians, jurists and financial experts, including a former foreign minister of Mali to form a five-person team.

The team have been asked to strengthen and accelerate proposed reforms at CAF.

On the team is Ghanaian Judge, Anim Yeboah, who doubles as Chairman of Fifa’s Disciplinary Committee, Abdoulaye Diop (Mali), Hossam El Shafei (Egypt), Janet Katisya (Kenya) and Martin Ngoga (Rwanda).

“You members of the task force are the foundation from which the future African football will be built. We count on your support, your passion and innovation,” Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, said after chairing the first meeting of the team in Cairo.

Topics discussed were auditing, transparency, the necessity for the highest standards of compliance; effective organisation of competitions, growth and development of African football as well as advancement and support for the body’s 54 member associations, said a Caf statement on Wednesday.

The meeting also touched on football safety and security, African football governance and revenue generation for the continent’s competitions and events.

Ghana | Atinka Sports