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CAF's Extraordinary General Assembly modifies organizatio…

by July 22, 2017 General

RABAT, July 21 (Xinhua) — The Confederation of African Football (CAF) closed here on Friday its extraordinary General Assembly by adopting new amendment to the organization’s statutes.

According to a statement following the meeting, CAF decided by a large majority of 50 votes and 3 abstentions, to reduce standing committees from 19 to 11.

The Judicial and Compliance bodies whose presidents are to be elected by the General Assembly have been expanded with the creation of a Governance Committee.

CAF also enlarged its structure, creating a post of 3rd vice president.

Fouzi Lekjaa, the president of the Moroccan football association, was appointed in the post.

The CAF Executive Committee also appointed president and vice presidents of the Standing Committees, whose members will be appointed in the near future.

It also approved the CAF President’s proposal to appoint Amaju Pinnick as a member of the Emergency Committee.

During the Rabat meeting CAF has confirmed that the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in June and July and decided to have 24 teams in the 2019 event instead of 16.

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