Former African football leader Issa Hayatou will help host some of the continent’s best tournaments, reports the AP.
Cameroon’s Sports Ministry has announced the appointment of Hayatou, special advisor to the organizers of the competitions he will host. This include the 2020 African Nations Championship and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, reports the Associated Press. Hayatou left top-level football when his 29th years as AFC president ended in 2017. He had been defeated by Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar in an election.
Cameroon was deprived African nations Cup of this year by the AFC, which cited by the poor preparations. The decision was widely seen as a response to Hayatou. Hayatou, 73, was named an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee and attended meetings in June in Lausanne, Switzerland. The troubled AFC and Ahmad implicated in the financial corruption of French investigators, IFFA sent the general secretary of Zurich, Fatma Samoura, to head the Cairo-based organization.