COSAFA President Dr Phillip Chiyangwa has convened a meeting to broker support for Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad and create greater unity in African football, declaring the gathering a success.
Dr Chiyangwa is one of the most influential figures in African football and a skilled negotiator, who has sought to create closer ties between President Ahmad and his Vice-President Amaju Pinnick, for the greater good of the game on the continent.
Also present at the emergency meeting was CAF executive committee member Augustin Senghor and Zonal President Gibrille Pele.
“I am the Chairman of the Revolution of African Football, which was established to remove former CAF President Issa Hayatou, and I am also the President of CCN (COSAFA, Cecafa and the North), which has 31 members,” Dr Chiyangwa said in a media statement from his office.
“This was a meeting called by me as the supreme head of Change in African football, who doubles as campaign manager for most of the CAF Exco members.
“In the pursuit, I have achieved commitment among all Zonal and Exco members that they will work for unity and development of the game with the utmost respect and support for President Ahmad forthwith.
“That there be one centre of power which is the CAF President, Mr Ahmad. There will be a follow-up meeting convened to strengthen the ideals of the football revolution as enunciated when the struggle began.
“It is hoped that the team, headed by President Ahmad, will see the development trajectory rising to enable growth throughput all Zones, under the FIFA assistance programmes.”