Ethiopia To Lobby Relocation Of CAF Headquarters From Cairo To Addis

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Ethiopia is planning to lobby for relocation of Confederation of African Football (CAF)headquarters from Cairo, Egypt, to its capital Addis Ababa.

Federation spokesman Wondemkun Alayu told the African News Agency that the country was in a great position and, as the seat of the African Union (AU) and other international organizations, Addis Ababa was also the right city for the Confederation of African Football’s HQ.

The upcoming CAF Congress in Addis, March next year, will present an opportunity to pitch for the “popular” idea at the highest level.

“Ethiopia is seeking support from many CAF members who feel Cairo is far from them, and it’s difficult to get direct flights to the North African country,” a source close to Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) issued.

56-member CAF was formed 59-years ago and was first hosted in Khartoum, Sudan for months until fire consumed its offices and was then relocated to Cairo.