CAPE TOWN – Fifa’s plan to take over the running of African football is set to face a possible roadblock, with an executive committee member of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) saying he will challenge the decision in court.
Hasan Bility, who is from Liberia and a Caf executive committee member for last two years, said he will ask the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport to declare invalid the agreement by which Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura will be sent on a secondment to overhaul the African governing body.
Bility said he also wants to ask the court to compel Caf to start a forensic audit of their finances, which he said the executive committee had previously agreed to, but Caf president Ahmad Ahmad then stalled.
Caf are in crisis following corruption allegations against Ahmad, which he has denied.
Ahmad was reported in March to Fifa’s ethics committee for alleged corruption and harassment by Caf general secretary Amr Fahmy.