CAF President, top officials for Aiteo Cup finals

President Ahmad Ahmad and top officials of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), are confirmed to be storming Nigeria this weekend to grace the historic Aiteo Cup finals billed Sunday, October 15 at the Soccer Temple (Agege Stadium), Lagos, Sportstalkafrica.com can report.

A statement by the communication department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) revealed that CAF will also hold a meeting of its Emergency Committee, the most powerful panel of African Football, in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday, October 14, the eve of the Aiteo Cup final.

The NFF Communication said the meeting which will hold in Ikoyi, Lagos, would deliberate on recent happenings in the African game, as well as discuss on CAF competitions coming up next year, including the African Nations Championship which hosting right has been withdrawn from Kenya.

President Ahmad’s entourage will include the three CAF Vice Presidents, Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana, (1st Vice President), Omari Constant Selemani of Democratic Republic of Congo (2nd Vice President) and Fouzi Lekjaa of Morocco (3rd Vice President), all members of the Emergency Committee which includes NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Liberia FA President Hassan Musa Bility and CAF Referees Committee head, Souleiman Hassan Waberi, all also members of the CAF Executive Committee.

Sources have also confirmed that Egypt’s Hani Abo Rida, member of the FIFA Council, will be part of Ahmad’s entourage to be personally received by Amaju Pinnick at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Friday, October 13.

The CAF President will be hosted to a dinner tagged ‘An Evening With Ahmad,’ on Saturday night, to which members of the diplomatic community and NFF sponsors and partners have been invited.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
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