The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), has confirmed the reappointment of Comrade Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ as the member of its Technical and Development Committee.
This reappointment has elongated Fresh’s tenure, as CAF standing Committee member for the record(s) of the sixth term.
Prior to Fresh’s reappointment as a Committee Member, major shake-ups have been going on in CAF, in virtually all aspects of its structures.
The sixth term as CAF’s Technical and Development Committee appointee, Ahmed Fresh was ecstatic when he got the correspondence which effected his tenure, yet again as a Committee Member.
“I just finished answering call of nature, when I received Caf’s document confirming my reappointment, not just as Technical and Development Committee member, but also one of the Nigerian returnees into the African football system.
“The feeling was exhilarating because it’s always been a thing of joy to serve my country in that capacity at CAF. I give God the Glory, despite the turbulence of life, I made it back to one of the most respected and important committees in Caf. This is not my success alone but for all football administrators and stakeholders in Nigeria” he chuckles in explanation.
Ahmed Fresh, who is also the Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation Technical and Development Committee, implicitly hints on this new development in CAF.
“We are all aware of the reforms going on CAF, in the last few months. Some Committees will be merged together, as the leadership of African football resolved to be frugal, which to me is a welcome development.
“There’s a new Sheriff amongst leaders of African football, so it’s a new dawn in CAF and its components; and we at the Technical and Development Committee have been tasked with different responsibilities, part of which is to make meaningful impacts in our constituencies. Our last gathering in CAF (December 15th, 2019) was a joint meeting alongside CAF Technical Study Group;our resolutions inter alia- were to rehash and tweak the templates that will bring proper developmental football programs- as these would proliferates Africa.
“Of course, we were all convinced it would go a long way, such that new the systematic approach, will help discover more talented players in nooks and crannies of Africa region; as we know know football development in Africa needs quick surgical operations, so our aim is to ameliorates football system(s) across this continent,” he disclosed.
Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ who began his journey to serve as Nigerian in CAF in 2010.
Fresh, who’s among the 3-Star Generals, on the Board of Nigeria Football Federation since 2010, has been getting nomination by the NFF to represent Nigeria in CAF, since 2010 when President Aminu Maigari came to power; and ever since president Amaju Pinnick took over the mantle of Nigeria’s football federation leadership in 2014, the latter continued to nominate Fresh till date. However, with this announcement by CAF, Fresh is starting his sixth term journey as the Member of Technical & Development Committee and chronologically, he’s the only Nigerian representative that has served for a complete Decade as a Member of CAF’s Technical and Development Committee.
Historically, Ahmed Fresh is the second long-serving Nigerian as Member of CAF Standing Committee and not committee of ad-hocism, after chief Adegboye Onigbinde who reigned as CAF Technical and Development Committee Member for the sixth term during his active days in football systems.