Rwanda: Musabyimana Thrilled for Re-Appointment Among CAF Commissioners

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named three Rwandans among members of its 14 commissions, positions they will serve till 2021.

The trio includes former vice-president of the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa), Celestin Musabyimana, who is part of the commission of organizing the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) - the biggest football tournament on the continent.

He will be serving his second three-year term on the commission.

Speaking to Times Sport on Tuesday, June 2, Musabyimana underscored that being trusted as a CAF commissioner again is largely thanks to Rwanda's good governance.

"I am delighted for the renewed trust to represent my country in serving African football. Equally, I am happy for the Rwandan colleagues who were also appointed in other commissions. These are fruits of Rwanda's commendable leadership," he said.

Former Ferwafa's Secretary-General, Tharcille Latifah Uwamahoro, has also kept her position as a member of the women's football commission, while Jean-Damascene Sekamana - the current Ferwafa president - replaced his predecessor Vincent 'Degaule' Nzamwita on the commission in charge of organising the African Nations Championship (CHAN).

The three Rwandans will be working with officials from other countries to execute CAF's mandate of running and regulating continental, national, and club competitions across the continent.

More From: New Times

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.