Khartoum, January 4, 2016—The president of Somali Football Federation,
Abdiqani Said Arab, has been appointed vice president of the Council of
East and Central Africa Football Associations [CECAFA].
During the CECAFA executive committee meeting in the Sudanese capital
Khartoum on Monday, CECAFA president Dr. Mutasim Gafaar proposed that
Abdiqani Said Arab of Somalia be appointed vice president of the regional
Africa football body.
Mr. Abdiqani was re-elected to CECAFA executive committee for a 5th term
in November last year, becoming the sole member from the previous
executive board who retained his position.
Due to him being the most experienced member in the executive committee,
the CECAFA president, Dr. Mutasim Gafaar, suggested that Abdiqani Said
Arab was the right one to become his deputy.
However, CECAFA executive committee members unanimously approved that
Abdiqani Said Arab [Somalia] will be serving as CECAFA‚Äôs vice president
from January 4th 2016.