Preaches transparency, accountability
by using Monica Iheakam
Madagascar football Federation President and candidate for the Confederation of African football scorching seat, Ahmad Ahmad yesterday , declared that his workforce is committed to installing new considering and beliefs on the CAF headquarters, if he wins this month’s poll in Addis Ababa.
Ahmad, who is also deputy Senate President of Madagascar, informed Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki, sports Minister Solomon Dalung and NFF officials in Abuja that African soccer can not have enough money to proceed with ancient rules while the rest of the arena’s game has been taken over through youthful, dynamic and revolutionary managers.
“the rest of the world has changed in nearly each sphere. Why must African football remain static? We wish to deliver a breath of recent air. we are committed to a CAF that is clear, that’s accountable and that’s extra inclusive of the actors of the game.
“we will be able to open the debate on whether or not there will have to be a bigger Africa Cup of nations (with more groups), and we’ve to assume exhausting about infrastructure, real construction, upkeep of amenities and filling the stadia all over major competitions.”
The fifty seven –year old insisted he had not all the time nursed an ambition to be CAF President, however that he was once the candidate of a gaggle that got here together after the FIFA Congress in Mexico last 12 months and opted for exchange.
“there are numerous the explanation why we’d like trade. “i have very excessive regard for Nigeria, for what Nigeria has executed in football and for being an financial energy within the African region. i am truly grateful to Mr. Pinnick who has been the strongest voice of my campaign, and that i thank the federal government of Nigeria for assisting him.”
Senate President Saraki, who bought Ahmad and the NFF delegation led by using 2nd vice president/LMC chairman Shehu Dikko in his house, cited: “we’re a nation of very passionate football enthusiasts.
soccer, like different areas of lifestyles, wants visionary leaders who can institute reforms for excellent governance.”
sports activities Minister Dalung affirmed that football is a massive unifying factor in Nigeria whilst he charged African football leaders to do extra within the house of growing the sport.
“Our u . s . a . has made, and is still making major contributions to peace and security in a few African countries, and has additionally been making certain contributions in the sport of football. Over 70 per cent of Africa’s adolescence are unemployed, and we imagine that with good governance and excellent management of tools, soccer can provide employment for a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of Africa’s younger population and by using so doing, cut back social vices and restiveness.
“The barriers in opposition to Africa competing favourably within the world sphere must be broken. There are quite a lot of impediments, together with poor infrastructure. FIFA must allot more cash to Africa for infrastructural building, and there must be fairness.
“We can not have the funds for to remain a mere plucking floor for the european Leagues. The leaders of African soccer must handle these salient issues”.