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Chiyangwa Refutes CAF Post Claims

ZIFA and Cosafa president Philip Chiyangwa (in pink suit) chats with FIFA president Gianni Infantino at the former’s birthday bash in Harare in March.

THE Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) president, Dr Phillip Chiyangwa, has refuted reports circulating on the social media, to the effect that he has been appointed as the Confederation of African Football’s Secretary General.

CAF secretary general post fell vacant when Hicham El Amrani resigned over the weekend, a week after elections that swept long-standing President Issa Hayatou from power.

The 37-year-old Moroccan who had served as secretary general for the last six years gave no reason for his decision.

“I understand that there is a story circulating on the social media, insinuating that I have been appointed to the position of CAF secretary general. There is no such development, and these are absolute falsehoods.

“A CAF Secretary General is the head of CAF’s secretariat, and a full-time employee of the confederation,” Chiyangwa explained.

“This is an inferior position to the ones I hold now, therefore, I do not harbour any ambitions whatsoever of landing that position.

“Above all, I currently hold far more superior positions to the vacant post, I am the President of both the Zimbabwe Football Association and COSAFA and it will be illogical for me to be appointed as the CAF Secretary General.

He continued,“I am also an advisor to the CAF President, who is also the Vice President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA); zvidiki here izvozvo? (is that a small responsibility?).

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