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WAFU president refuses to resign

Posted by African Press International on September 14, 2007

Abidjan (Cote dIvoire) The West African Football Federations Union (WAFU) president, Ivorian Jacques Anouma, on Thursday told APA he would not resign despite the Ivorian football clubs appeal to do so.

“I would soon make a declaration on issues concerning the running of the WAFU but I tell you, I do not intend to resign from WAFU”, Anouma said.

Jacques Anouma who was elected WAFU president in 2004 up to April 2008, was dismissed and replaced during an extraordinary general meeting recently held on 14 April in Accra, Ghana.

The Ivorian official was accused of “lethargy and mismanagement.

But some country representatives met in Abidjan to reassert their confidence to the president of the Ivorian Football association (FIF) who they said is a WAFU “statutory president”.

To stave off this legitimacy crisis, the African Football Confederation (CAF) had ordered Jacques Anouma to complete his tenure during the executive committee held in Cairo, Egypt on 5 June 2007.

WAFU has 16 members which are Benin, Burkina, Cape Verde, Cote dIvoire, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Published by Korir, API*APN tel +47 932 99 739 or +47 6300 2525 source.apa

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