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The Executive Committee proposes Issa Hayatou as Honorary President of CAF and approves several guidelines for good governance


Press Release

10th December 2020,

The CAF Executive Committee met today, Thursday 10 December in Cairo. The committee approved major reforms aimed at better ways of combating corruption and bad governance, protecting the integrity of the game, as well as several measures in response to the health crisis linked to the Coronavirus. At the opening of the meeting, the members of the Committee observed a minute of silence in memory of the members of the confederation, who died in recent weeks, namely: General Séyi Mémène, former CAF Vice-President and Mr. Augustin Sidy Diallo, President of the Ivorian Football Federation.


The Executive Committee has decided to propose to the General Assembly of CAF to grant the status of Honorary President of CAF to Mr. Issa Hayatou, the renowned personality of African football for his work.

This distinguished leader presided over CAF for 30 years - from 1987 to 2017 - and this honour salutes his immense role in the development of African football.



The Committee took note of the last inspection visit report on infrastructure (stadiums, training grounds and hotels) which took place in October 2020 in Cameroon. The three host cities of the competition, Yaoundé, Douala and Limbe received CAF delegation visit The Committee notes with satisfaction that the host country is ready to host the event.


The Committee listened to the report of the inspection visit to infrastructure (stadiums, training grounds and hotels) in Côte d'Ivoire. It noted that the various projects should be completed before the announced deadlines. The Committee congratulated the host country for this satisfactory development.


The Committee approved the regulations for the Women's Champions League which will be organized annually according to the following guidelines:

  • The champion club of the last edition of the national league in each association will enter by request from the association.
  • If the national league has not been organized, the national association takes responsibility for appointing a representative.
  • The qualifiers will be organized in CAF six (6) zones.
  • The final tournament will bring together representatives from each zone and will comply with all CAF competitions.
  • The zone of the title holding club will enter 2 teams.


Faced with the difficulty of finding an agreement with the Qatari Football Federation (QFA) for the organization of the 2019/2020 Super Cup, Al Ahly (Egypt) Vs. RS Berkane (Morocco), the Executive Committee decided that the Total CAF Super Cup will take place in the first half of 2021.

Upon the proposal of the Senegalese Football Federation, the Executive Committee approved that the 2020 Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal will be held from 23 to 29 May 2021.

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