CAF president denies plan to move headquarters from Egypt

Published July 13th, 2017 - 12:03 GMT
CAF President Ahmad Ahmad
CAF President Ahmad Ahmad

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad denied on Tuesday that the African governing body has any plans to move its headquarters from Egypt.

CAF's premises has been located in Egypt since the late 1950s, shortly after the body was founded.

"I don’t see the reason for taking away the CAF Headquarters from Egypt," Ahmed told CAF's official website.

"The reasons for taking the CAF Headquarters to Egypt were taken by the pioneers of African football and they decided to have it in ancient Egypt."

Ahmad, who was supported by Egyptian Football Association chief Hani Abu-Reida during his election campaign, highlighted Egypt's prominent role in the continent.

"Egypt's civilization helped this great African continent," he added.

Ahmad Ahmad was named as CAF president last March, ending Issa Hayatou's era that ran over 29 years.

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