Four new members were elected to take seat in the CAF Executive Committee, at the 40th CAF Ordinary General Assembly held on Friday, 2 February 2018 in Casablanca, Morocco.
This is a follow up on the statutes reforms that were adopted in July 2017, in Rabat, Morocco, which saw the adoption by a large majority (50 votes for and 3 abstentions) for amendment to the organisation’s statutes including an approval to expand the CAF Executive Committee.
Three new members Jamal Jaafri (North Zone), Augustin Senghor (West A Zone) and Sita Sangare (West B Zone) were elected by virtue of being the sole candidates in their respective zones for the slots vacated by members who held dual positions; FIFA Council and CAF Executive Committee.
For the Central Zone, two candidates were in contention, namely: Edouard Patrice Ngaissona and Pierre Alain Mounguengui Ngaissona, president of the Central African Football Federation polled 30 votes against 23 by Mounguengi, also president of the Gabonese Football Federation. There was one abstention.
Also part of the expansion, was the creation of a Governance Committee and acting on this, the General Assembly has approved the Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the three Independent Bodies namely Disciplinary Board, the Jury of Appeal and the Audit and Compliance Committee. .
However, the Executive Committee submitted to the General Assembly its willingness to continue consultations regarding the Governance Committee, and the names of Chairman and his deputy will be put to vote at the next Ordinary General Assembly next year.