The former president of the Confederation of African Football (AfCON), Issa Hayatou, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of the National Football Academy (Anafoot) of Cameroon, following a decree issued Wednesday night by President of the Republic Paul Biya.The 76-year-old, Hayatou will have a three-year term of office renewable once.
The Anafoot academy will have as general manager Carl Enow Ngachu, a former coach of the women’s soccer team and coach of Colombe de Sangmelima (Southern region), a club due to join Ligue 1 this year.
In early August 2016, Paul Biya had already appointed the ten members of the Anafoot board of directors, besides the presidents of the National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSC) and the national federation of discipline (Fecafoot) etc.
Created on 25 September, 2014, the Anafoot’s mission is to initiate and oversee young people in the practice football, in initial and continuing training of trainers in theoretical teaching.
The Academy features three specialized divisions including: vocational training, vocational and technical training in high-level football, research and documentation.
On 10 February 2010, Paul Biya, in his traditional message to Cameroonian youth, announced the creation of this structure.