By Arfang M.S Camara
By virtue of his election as the President of West African Football Union (WAFU) on Monday, The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) President Mr. Lamin Kaba Bajo has yesterday, on Tuesday, became an Executive Committee Member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The Executive Committee is responsible for implementing the policies and decisions of the General Assembly, the management and the administration of CAF.
President Bajo is currently attending his first CAF Executive Committee meeting in Arusha, Tanzania where the 44th General Assembly of CAF is ongoing.
From henceforth, he’ll be attending all CAF Executive Committee meetings.
Meanwhile, the GFF president, Mr. Lamin Kaba Bajo has been elected as the President of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone A at the 44th General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Arusha, Tanzania.
The Wafu Zone A comprises Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Guinea Conakry Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, The Gambia and Mauritania.
Mr. Bajo, became the first Gambian ever to be elected as WAFU President after replacing Guinean Antonio Souare who has been heading the nine-country Union for the past three years.
Mr. Bajo, 57, was elected unopposed and the decision of his colleagues to throw their weight behind him, shows his growing influence and the trust bestowed in him by his fellow continental football administrators.
Mr. Bajo, a consummate public servant and a career diplomat, has been at the helm of affairs when The Gambia secured its first ever qualification to an African Cup of Nations finals in the 70-year history of association football in The Gambia.
It was also under his tenure that The Gambia won two WAFU U-20 Cup of Nations titles and is currently the defending champions.