Khartoum, January 4, 2016— The president of Somali Football Federation, Abdiqani Said Arab, has been elected vice president of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations [CECAFA].
During the CECAFA executive committee meeting in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday, CECAFA president Dr. Mutasim Gafaar proposed that Abdiqani Said Arab of Somalia be appointed vice president of the regional Africa football body.
Mr. Abdiqani was re-elected to CECAFA executive committee for a 5th term in November last year, becoming the sole member from the previous executive board who retained his position.
Due to him being the most experienced member in the executive committee, the CECAFA president, Dr. Mutasim Gafaar, suggested that Abdiqani Said Arab was the right one to become his deputy.
However, CECAFA executive committee members unanimously approved that Abdiqani Said Arab [Somalia] will be serving as CECAFA’s vice president from January 4th 2016.
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar
CECAFA Media Committee