CAF elections: Governance Committee decides on the final list

Elections à la CAF

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Governance Committee meets on 5 and 6 January 2021 to study the applications for the positions of CAF President, members of the CAF Executive Committee and African members of the FIFA Council. The final list of candidates eligible for the various ballots will be made public no later than Monday 11 January 2021.

The electoral process was launched on 10 September 2020 after the Executive Committee meeting held by videoconference, in accordance with CAF statutes. It concerns key positions, for which the complete list is attached hereto.

By 12 November 2020, the last day of submission of candidatures, CAF General Secretariat had received five candidatures for the post of CAF President. It will therefore be up to the Governance Committee, an independent body of CAF chaired by Ivorian Michel Brizoua-Bi, to examine the eligibility of candidates who submitted their applications on time.

After the publication of the list of eligible candidates, the electoral process will therefore reach its peak on 12 March 2021, in the 43rd CAF Elective General Assembly scheduled in Morocco.

The Governance Committee

The mission of CAF Governance Committee, unveiled during the 41st General Assembly in Cairo 2019, is to assist the Executive Committee on all issues of the organization’s governance. In addition, the Governance Committee, one of CAF's four independent committees, is responsible for verifying the eligibility conditions of candidates for elective positions within CAF bodies.

It is made up of eminent lawyers from the continent, namely Michel Brizoua-Bi (Cote d’Ivoire), Monica Musonda (Zambia), Happi Dieudonné (Cameroon), Maya Boureghda (Tunisia) and Tumi Dlamini (South Africa).