At its EXTRA ORDINARY MEETING held in Libreville Gabon on 4th February 2016, the Executive Committee of CECAFA took note of the views of its members on the candidature of the President of CAF, Dr Issa Hayatou, at the forthcoming CAF elections to be held on 16th March 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and wish to state as follows:
In recognition of :-
- The close relationship that has existed between CAF and CECAFA since the establishment of CAF;
- The Support CAF has given CECAFA under his leadership in organizing its competitions over the years;
- The achievements that CAF has made under his leadership and the unquestionable ability to do more for the development of African football
- The need for CAF to exhibit unity particularly at this time of a big shift and drastic changes in the leadership of world football;
The CECAFA Zone has always stood with Dr. Hayatou and we confirm that we shall not waver. Our commitment and loyalty to his leadership and CAF’s idealogy to drive the African agenda is the cornerstone that has seen CAF grow and hold the continent together.
Uganda Cranes Forward, Luwagga William Kizito battles for the ball with Cameroon Player during African Cup of NAtions 2017 held in Gabon. Uganda Cranes were the only representatives from CECAFA region to participate in the AFCON 2017 that Cameroon went on to win by beating Egypt 2-1.
CECAFA MEMBERS unanimously express and reiterate their support for the candidature of President Issa Hayatou and urge members in other zones to rally behind our President.
SIGNED and DELIVERED this 4th day of February 2016 in Libreville Gabon.