Cameroon: Issa Hayatou appointed president of the National Football Academy

Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou looks on during a press conference dedicated to the giving of a $200,000 check by CAF to the African Union for their campaign against famine and hunger in Africa, in Libreville, on February 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Former CAF president Issa Hayatou was on Wednesday appointed by Cameroonian President Paul Biya to chair the board of Cameroon’s National Football Academy (Anafoot).

Anafoot, is a public agency dedicated to promoting professional football in Cameroon. The presidential decree read on national radio did not however give any precision on the agency’s mission.

The current coach of Cameroon’s national women’s football team, Carl Enow Ngachu, has also been appointed general manager of the Anafoot, according to the same decree.

Created in 2014 by Mr Biya, Anafoot is not yet operational. Mr. Hayatou and Mr. Enow Ngachu are the first directors of this academy.

Hayatou was the CAF president for an era spanning 29 years and a senior administrator at Fifa throughout its years of corruption scandals, before he was finally deposed after suffering defeat to Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad in the March elections.