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Africa: Gabon President Ondimba Opens 34th Caf Ordinary General Assembly

posted by – February 10th, 2012

The 34th CAF Ordinary General Assembly has opened in the Gabonese capital, Libreville with a huge gathering of stakeholders of African football.

Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba flanked by CAF President, Issa Hayatou and FIFA President, Joseph Sepp Blatter and Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Dr. Jean Ping opened the session and welcomed the African football family to his country for their deliberations towards the development of the game.

President Ondimba commended CAF for the opportunity to stage the Africa Cup of Nations with neighbours Equatorial Guinea.

“Africa has been the focus of the world the last month. Together with our neighbours, we have staged a successful tournament that will last in the minds of all. The tournament has shown that sports particularly football has a unifying role.”

CAF President Hayatou also welcomed delegates to the assembly to discuss and review the activities of the Confederation during the past year and the new season.

In attendance at the General Assembly, the supreme authority of CAF, include delegates from the 53 National Associations, Zonal Unions and representatives of other Confederations namely UEFA as well as partners an sponsors.

The one-day event will review the activities of the Confederation for the immediate past year and plan for the new football season. CAF General Secretary, Hicham El Amrani will also present the activity report to the General Assembly.

Highlight for the session are presentation of the audited accounts for the period from January 7, 2010 to June 30, 2011; approval of the annual accounts for the period from January 7, 2010 to June 30, 2011 and the approval of the budget. There will also be reports from the Zonal Unions amongst others.

This is the first the time Gabon is hosting the event since its inception in 1956.

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