CAF outlines programme for 50th
Accra, Jan 5, GNA - The Confederation of African Football (CAF)
has lined up an all-year-long series of activities to
celebrate its 50th anniversary.
A programme drawn up by the continental body is pregnant
with activities aimed at paying tribute to those who played
various roles since the creation of the organization on
February 8, 1957 in Khartoum, Sudan.
The CAF founding members are Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and
South Africa and some football related activities have been
lined up in these countries as part of the celebrations.
Suleiman Habuba, head of CAF’s Communications and Public
Relations Department told the GNA Sports that the outfit
will return to its birth place in Khartoum to hold its 28th
General Assembly from February 10-12.
The General Assembly is the supreme authority of CAF that
defines the organization’s general policies.
A friendly match between Egypt and Sweden will be played on
February 7 in Cairo to raise funds for charity whilst
Ethiopia will host the 2006 Super Cup final slated for
The competition is between winners of the CAF MTN Champions
League and CAF Confederation Cup.
Al Ahly ( Egypt) and Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) won both
South Africa will have their fair share of the activities
when the All CAF Standing Committees’ descend there once
again to visit one of its “founding members”.
CAF in collaboration with Glonacom will similarly reward the
ten best African players in the last 50 years during its
annual Awards Nights ceremony billed for December 2007.
Other CAF national associations are mandated to organize
special gala matches with proceeds going to charity outfits
of their choice.
Habuba said the associations are also tasked to select the
best footballers over the last 50 years in each country for
CAF to award them with diplomas and medals.
The National Associations will nominate and present an award
to one person deemed to have been most influential in the
development of football to receive a special recognition
The Federation will also present 50 diplomas to those who
have served and helped the development of football on the
continent in a pool that include former players, referees,
coaches, administrators, Journalists and sponsors, he added.