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Former CAF President Issa Hayatou to make comeback in football governance

Former CAF President Issa Hayatou will make a return to football management, after being named Advisor to the 2020 CHAN and 2021 AFCON organizing committees | EQ Images

Former Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou, will make a comeback to football governance, to help in organization of both the 2020 African Nations Championships (CHAN) and the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Cameroonian Sports ministry has confirmed that Hayatou will act as a special adviser to the organizing committees of both tournaments that will be held in Cameroon.

Hayatou is the Ex-CAF president a position he held for 29 years before he lost the position to current President Ahmad Ahmed in 2017. 

Cameroon were stripped of hosting the 2019 AFCON by CAF, citing poor preparations. The decision is regarded as a reposite to Hayatou.

The 73-year-old, holds vast experience in football management, and it was seen as a major pre-cursor in advising the decision as his experience will help guide the organizing committees in putting up a good show.

Hayatou has retained honorary membership of the International Olympic Committee and attended meetings in June in Lausanne, Switzerland.

CAF are embroiled in turmoil, with Ahmad implicated in financial corruption by French investigators. FIFA has since sent secretary general Fatma Samoura from Zurich to run the Cairo-based organization.

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