The city of Lagos will be agog as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) holds its Emergency Committee meeting on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
CAF top guns confirmed to Extra Time that the meeting, which will hold in Ikoyi, would deliberate on recent happenings in the African game, as well as discuss on CAF competitions coming up next year, including the African Nations Championship, which hosting right has been withdrawn from Kenya.
The CAF Emergency Committee, which is chaired by CAF President Ahmad, also has the three Vice Presidents of CAF as Members, as well as NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Liberia FA President Hassan Musa Bility and CAF Referees Committee head, Souleiman Hassan Waberi. All are also members of the CAF Executive Committee.
CAF’s three Vice Presidents are Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi (1st Vice President), Democratic Republic of Congo’s Omari Constant Selemani (2nd Vice President) and Morocco’s Fouzi Lekjaa (3rd Vice President).
The meeting comes up on the eve of the grand finale of the AITEO Cup competition, taking place at the Agege Stadium on Sunday, October15, and to which all the members of the CAF Emergency Committee have been invited.
Sources have also confirmed that Egypt’s Hani Abo Rida, who is a Member of the FIFA Council, will be part of CAF President Ahmad’s entourage to Lagos.
Pinnick will personally receive CAF boss Ahmad at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Friday, October 13 – the same day other members of the Emergency Committee will arrive in Nigeria.