Infantino arrives in Cairo for CAF Extraordinary General Assembly



FIFA President Gianni Infantino has arrived in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, for the CAF Extraordinary General Assembly scheduled for Thursday, 29 September 2016.

He touched down on the morning of Wednesday, 28 September 2016 and was met on arrival by a CAF delegation led by its President, Issa Hayatou. The delegation included members of the CAF Executive Committee and officials of the Egyptian Football Association.

The CAF Extraordinary General Assembly will be the first time Infantino will be attending the session which represents the legislative and supreme organ of CAF on African soil since taking over the reins of FIFA last February.

He previously attended the 38th CAF Ordinary General Assembly held on 11 May 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Meanwhile, preparations for the CAF Extraordinary General Assembly has reached fever pitch with the arrival of delegates from the various National Associations.

High on the agenda is the election of two persons onto the FIFA Council, taking Africa’s representation to seven. The contenders are Ahmad (Madagascar), Almamy Kabele Camara (Guinea), Djibrilla Hima Hamidou (Niger), Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana) and Augustin Senghor (Senegal).

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