Mustapha Raji, President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), has been elected as an Executive Committee (EC) Member of the Africa football governing body (CAF).
Raji defeated Mamadou Antonio Souaré, President of the Guinean Football Federation, having being lately declared eligible to contest in the election. Raji secured 37 against 14 votes to his opponent to represent West Zone A on the powerful CAF Executive Committee.
The elections were held at the 43rd CAF General Assembly, meeting today, 12 March 2021 in Rabat, Morocco.
Raji has now become the second Liberian to get elected on the CAF Executive Committee after former LFA President Musa Hassan Bility was elected as he defeated Mali’s Amadou Diakité 26-22 votes on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the 39TH CAF ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY held in Ethiopia.
Meanwhile, Dr. Patrice Motsepe was elected 7th CAF President in Rabat.
Dr. Motsepe, who becomes the seventh (7th) person to occupy the position of CAF President, begins his four-year term after being elected unopposed by the Member Associations of CAF, in Rabat.
Going to the General Assembly, Africa adopted a unity stance which saw other three candidates, namely Augustin Senghor, Ahmed Yahya and Jacques Anouma withdrawing from the race to be President.
Dr. Motsepe, 59, is an accomplished South African businessman and philanthropist and no stranger to football. For almost two decades, he has been the President of a South African club, Mamelodi Sundowns where Liberian footballer Anthony Laffor won the CAF Champions League and many other laurels.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who was in attendance in Rabat in his remarks in the General Assembly commended the African Member Associates for the unity they have displayed in the last few weeks.