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Soccer-CAF to change rules to allow Hayatou to stay longer

Published by Yahoo on Tue, 10 Feb 2015


By Mark Gleeson MALABO, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Long-serving Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou is seeking to change his organisation's rules on age limits in order to continue at the helm well into the next decade, officials said on Tuesday. CAF currently requires officials who reach 70 to step down but a proposal to scrap the age limit is to be placed before the ruling body's Congress in Cairo from April 7-8. "FIFA does not have any limits on age for its committee members so CAF want to bring this in line with them," executive committee member Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana told reporters. 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." But this will be scrapped if passed, as expected, at the congress.
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