Kaizer Motaung declines Caf offer
Kaizer Motaung declines Caf offer

Posted in News on Sep 05, 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs managing director Kaizer Motaung has declined an offer from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to serve on one of their committee due to business commitments.

Chairman's Viewpoint

The Chiefs boss received a letter through Safa earlier this week indicating that he had been appointed to the football committee, the same that Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza served for the past two years.

"I must say I was a bit surprised and very honoured when I received the letter confirming the appointment,” said Motaung. “I didn’t expect it because I am one of those who have always been critical of Caf’s shortcomings.

"Unfortunately I have decided to turn the appointment down because my schedule will not allow me to participate. Once you get involved there’s a lot of traveling that could impact on the running of my business.”

The football committee comprises nine members and will be chaired by Amadou Diakite from Mali. Other members are Jule Bocande (Senegal), Japhet Ndoram (Tchad), Segun Odegbami (Nigeria), Ahmed Shoubeir (Egypt), Francois M’Pele (Congo), Mengguistu Worku (Ethiopia) and Abega Theophile (Cameroon).

Motaung was critical about Caf’s decision to remove Abedi Pele, Roger Milla and Ivorian born French international Basile Boli who publicly campaigned for the re-election of Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

"It's sad that people are victimized for being outspoken about the way they see things," said Motaung. "In fact I fully support the likes of Abedi Pele in calling for fresh approach and fresh leadership of African football."

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