Foot-DRC: FECOFA postpones elections on CAF injunction

In a correspondence sent Thursday, November 25 to the presidents of the national and provincial leagues and of the clubs qualified for the interclub-CAF competitions, the Congolese Federation of Association Football (FECOFA) announced the postponement to a later date of the ordinary and extraordinary elective general assembly. , and the suspension of the related electoral process, in execution of the instruction received from the African Football Confederation (CAF).

Initially scheduled for December 28, 2021, these elections should lead to the establishment of a new FECOFA committee, the current one of which is at the end of its mandate.

CAF asked, in a letter to FECOFA on Wednesday, November 24, to « suspend the current electoral procedure now ».

CAF believes that, as it stands, no one can seriously deny that this procedure will in no way allow solutions to the problems that FECOFA is facing.

It emerges from our various discussions, notes the umbrella body of African football, the current dysfunctions and financial situation of FECOFA, as well as the insufficiency of the texts which govern it to date require a profound restructuring.

« The current texts, which offer no viable solution to the challenges facing FECOFA, are no longer in accordance with the principles of good governance now applied by FIFA and CAF », explains CAF.

In addition, « CAF and FIFA are ready to provide you with material and technical support to revise your texts, restructure the administration and set up a new financial and marketing strategy in order to make FECOFA perform as it could. », Continues the correspondence.

In this perspective, CAF invited the interim president of FECOFA, the financial director, the secretary general, the second vice-president and the technical director to a meeting which will take place at CAF headquarters in Cairo, (Egypt) on Thursday 2 December 2021.

“During this meeting, a common roadmap between FIFA, CAF and FECOFA will be established to promote the success of this mission. The competent department will contact you to organize your trip and the program of your visit to Cairo as soon as possible ”, concludes CAF.

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