It looks like there are no lengths to what the current president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF),Issa Hayatou is willing to do sot stay in office.
The 68 year old Cameroonian administrator,currently in his seventh term in office is proposing a change to CAF statutes that requires every official over 70 years to step down when the federation meets in April for it’s congress.
An executive committee member,Kwesi Nyantakyi who also doubles as the president of Ghana’s football association told the BBC that FIFA had no such age limits hence the need for CAF to make changes.
“Fifa does not have age limits for its committee members so Caf wants to bring this in line with them.”
The Caf statutes state that “at the time of their election, all candidates nominated to the Caf Executive Committee must be “Bona Fide” members of their national associations and must be under seventy (70) years of age.Hayatou’s current term ends in 2017 and he is seeking four more years until at least 2021, when he turns 75.
Hayatou has made a habit of changing CAF statutes that affect his candidature including the rule that the presidency can only be contested by a member of the Executive Committee,a group that he exerts influence over.