The president of the republic of Cameroon Paul Biya issues a degree yesterday to appoint leaders of the Cameroon’s National Football Academy (Anafoot). Former CAF president Issa Hayatou was on Wednesday appointed by Cameroonian President Paul Biya to chair the board of the yet to be operational academy
Anafoot, is a public agency dedicated to promoting professional football in Cameroon. The presidential decree read on national radio did not however give any precision on the agency’s mission.
The current coach of Cameroon’s national women’s football team, Carl Enow Ngachu, has also been appointed general manager of the Anafoot, according to the same decree. The appointment of Enow is greatly seen as a compensation for his massive role in transforming the women’s national team that has been source of pride to the country. Cameroon lionesses were runners up to the just ended 2016 women’s nations’ cup hosted by cameroon
Created in 2014 by Mr Biya, Anafoot is not yet operational. Mr. Hayatou and Mr. Enow Ngachu are the first directors of this academy.
Hayatou was the CAF president for an era spanning 29 years and a senior administrator at Fifa throughout its years of massive development of the game in the continent before he was finally deposed after suffering defeat to Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad in the March elections.