CAF president responds to Morocco criticism

CAF president responds to Morocco criticism
Ahmad Ahmad, CAF President

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Mar 14, 2018. 14:30

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad has responded to criticism that Morocco is hosting many of the organisation’s major events.

The North African country hosted the historic symposium on African football last year, the African Nations Championship and last week's Women's Football Symposium in Marrakech.

One of the only exceptions in regards to CAF events in recent times was the AITEO CAF Awards, which were held in Accra at the request of the title sponsors.

Morocco may seem to be favoured by the continent’s football body, but Ahmad has revealed that they are one of the only countries which responds to the call for hosting events.

"Before organisation of any activity of the continental body, we present our proposal to all African countries capable of financing the CAF events," Ahmad revealed at the Women's Symposium.

"On several occasions, we had no response, except from Morocco.

"On all occasions Morocco demonstrated their desire not only to host the event but also to fund it, which saves CAF a lot of money.

"We hosted the CAF Awards in Ghana because the sponsor AITEO asked to host the event there."

Ahmad has asked other countries to step forward in regards to hosting events: "I am sending a message to the political officials in the other African countries to demonstrate their desire to host future activities of CAF.”

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