Something Different! New CAF President Turns Down Salary From Governing Body

In what looks like a beginning of something new, newly elected president of the Confederation of African Football Ahmad has admitted he refused to accept a salary from the governing body.

Ahmad, who goes by a single name, rejected the salary as he feels the payment structure did not tell good on the organization.

“I’ve refused a salary for the simple reason it doesn’t respect good administration,” he told BBC Sport.

“The salaries of all employees, from administrators to the executive committee and president, all have to be transparent.” “The reform of the administration is a very important point – everyone must know what is happening” said Ahmad.

“First we must review the standards of management so that we can apply the reforms. “I’m sorry to tell you when I was part of the Executive Committee there was no separation of powers – the judicial body, the executive one and the congress – and we have to respect the independence of each body,” he continued. “There is a big tendency to monopolize power in the executive committee.”It has to be reviewed and reformed with new statutes for CAF so that everyone can concentrate on their proper tasks.