Ahmad, the new President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, says he has refused to accept a salary from the African football’s governing body.
“I have refused a CAF salary for the simple reason, it doesn’t respect good administration.
“The salaries of all CAF employees, from administrators to the executive committee and president, they all have to be transparent.”
The President held his first senior CAF meetings on Monday ahead of the FIFA Congress on May 11.
“I’m sorry to tell you when I was part of the Caf Executive Committee there was no separation of powers – the judicial body, the executive one and the congress – and we have to respect the independence of each body,” he continued.
“There is a big tendency to monopolise power in the executive committee.
“It has to be reviewed and reformed with new statutes for Caf so that everyone can concentrate on their proper tasks.
Ahmad has also voiced concerns about the popularity of their flagship Africa Cup of Nations tournament saying it’s in danger of being overshadowed by the African Nations Championship (CHAN) which is for locally based players.
He says in light of these concerns, there will also be a full review of all the Caf competitions, and as such, a symposium will be organised to discuss the future of the events.
“The symposium will be made up of representatives from all parts of African football so we can discuss what we are going to do in all the competitions – Afcon [Africa Cup of Nations], CHAN, the youth tournaments and the women’s events,” he explained.
Ahmad said he was particularly keen to address issues such as dwindling numbers of spectators at recent tournaments, and players increasingly finding themselves in compromised situations with their clubs during Nations Cups.Haut du formulaire
Ahmad’s election in March ended Cameroonian Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign.