African Candidates open for Elections into FIFA Council

Following the announcement at the 38th Ordinary CAF General Assembly on 11 May 2016 in Mexico City, the election of two African additional members to the FIFA Council for the transitional period 30 September 2016 to 16 March 2017 will be conducted on 29 September 2016.

It will be at the CAF Extraordinary General Assembly in Cairo, Egypt, which will also lead to the amendment of the CAF statutes in harmonization and compliance with the reforms implemented at FIFA.

In this regard, CAF Secretary General, Hicham El Amrani on Wednesday, 1 June 2016 dispatched a circular to all 54 Member Associations affiliated to CAF, to confirm the holding of the Extraordinary General Meeting whose formal agenda will be communicated to the associations by 14 August 2016, in conformity with the provisions of article 17.13 of the CAF Statutes.

The circular also cited 30 June 2016, three months prior to the elections for the submission of candidatures for elections onto the FIFA Council in accordance with the provisions of article 18.5 of the CAF Statutes.

“The postal stamp of Cairo Post office will be taken as evidence for the candidatures sent. The candidacies submitted by hand, by telegram, by fax shall not be accepted” the circular stated.

Candidates for the FIFA Council will be subject to an integrity test in accordance with the current FIFA Statutes and Governance regulations. Under the circumstances, an adjustment has been made on the timeline that candidates must the submitted to FIFA for the integrity test.

CAF/Aisha JM