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CAF: Véron Mosengo-Omba FIFA’s point man in Africa

In depth
This article is part of the dossier: AFCON: Plagued by scandals

By Alexis Billebault, Georges Dougueli
Posted on Friday, 14 January 2022 09:30

FIFA has never been so attentive to African football as in recent years. Involved from near and afar in many projects, the body - headed by Gianni Infantino - is influencing the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Its principal ally: Véron Mosengo-Omba, secretary general of the confederation.

This is the final part of a 3-part investigative series

He arrived at the Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé on 8 December, flanked by a bodyguard and some collaborators. Véron Mosengo-Omba was back in Cameroon after the shock caused by his scathing communiqué on 17 November. “The advancement to the exteriors of the Olembe stadium, the delivery of which is promised for 30 November 2021, seems not to have progressed since my last visit on 22 October,” wrote the secretary general of CAF.

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