The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has reappointed Comrade Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ as member of its Technical and Development Committee.
The reappointment has extended Fresh’s tenure as member of CAF standing Committee for record sixth term in spite of major shake-ups in all structures of the African football body.
Fresh, who is a ranking member of NFF board and chairman Technical and Developmental Committee of NFF, described his reappointment as thrilling, saying it is a thing of joy to serve Nigeria in CAF.
“I just finished answering call of nature, when I received CAF’s document confirming my reappointment, not just as Technical and Development Committee member, but also one of the Nigerian returnees into the African football system.
“The feeling was exhilarating because it’s always been a thing of joy to serve my country in that capacity at CAF. I give God the Glory, despite the turbulence of life, I made it back to one of the most respected and important committees in CAF. This is not my success alone but for all football administrators and stakeholders in Nigeria”.
“We are all aware of the reforms going on CAF in the last few months. Some Committees will be merged together as the leadership of African football resolved to be frugal, which to me is a welcome development.
“There’s a new Sheriff amongst leaders of African football, so it’s a new dawn in CAF and its components; and we at the Technical and Development Committee have been tasked with different responsibilities, part of which is to make meaningful impacts in our constituencies,” Fresh stated.
Fresh have been representing Nigeria in CAF since 2010 when then president of NFF, Aminu Maigari nominated him and with his reappointment for another term by CAF, sixth term records, he’s now the only Nigerian representative that has served for a complete decade as member of CAF’s Technical and Development Committee and the second long-serving Nigerian as member of CAF Standing Committee after chief Adegboye Onigbinde.