Motsepe Outlines Plan To Ascend African Top Job
Posted: 25 February 2021
“If they fight dirty, we will fight dirty…if they play smart, we will play smart” – those were the words of the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) President, Dr Phillip Chiyangwa this afternoon as Dr. Patrice Motsepe outlined his 10-point plan to ascend the seat of becoming the next President of the Confederations of African Football (CAF).
Top African football giants and federations descended at the Sandton Convention Centre to formally back mine mogul Mr. Motsepe in his quest to topple current CAF President Ahmad Ahmad when the election takes place next month.
South African Sports Minister Mr. Nathi Mthetwa, SAFA President Mr Danny Jordan, PSL Chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza, Amaju Pinnick – who is the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, COSAFA President Mr Phillip Chiyangwa, TP Mazembe’s owner and billionaire Moïse Katumbi Chapwe, were some of the powerhouses who were all present to throw their weight behind Motsepe.
In a ten-point plan that will assist him take control of African football, Motsepe listed some of the following points that he sees as the deal-breaker and best candidate to lead CAF, with some of the key components including;
- Investment in development and growing of African football in all countries on the continent
- Improving the efficiency of CAF and it’s competitions (AFCON, African Champions and Confederations Cup)
- Implementation and adherence of governance
- Investment on Africa infrastructure (football arena’s / stadiums)
- Investment in youth football on the continent (both male and female football)
- Development of women’s football
- Protecting the integrity and professionalism of match officials
- Video Assistant Referee (VAR) – Introduction of VAR
- Statutory reforms (revisiting of African football policies) and
- Partnership with FIFA and other football Federations.
The above components are those that Mr. Motsepe is firmly confident will help him become the next leader and mentor of African football, and with his business acumen being second to none, it looks like a foregone conclusion when the election takes place on the 12th of March in Rabat, Morocco.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha and Baba Mali Traore, South Africa and Mali.