The 56-year-old player has taken a step forward after working in the African football governing body for nearly four years.
Former Ghanaian defender Anthony Baffoe stepped down as Deputy Secretary-General of the African Football Federation (Caf) on Wednesday.
The 56-year-old was appointed assistant to the late General Secretary Amr Fahmy in November 2017, and he has been responsible for development and competition.
Earlier this month, the former Metz and Fortuna Düsseldorf star joined a cafe delegation for a working visit to Cameroon to assess the country’s The preparations for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, they also opened a new office in Yaoundé.
Buff revealed that he only knew the reason why he chose to leave UEFA in March, but he expressed his gratitude to the former cafe chairman Ahmed Ahmed and the current leader Patrice Moseppe. .
“This is a decision I made three months ago for personal reasons. The journey that started in November 2017 ended tragically and gave way to the beginning of a new journey,” he told Cafe website.
“I think I am fortunate to serve CAF and be at the forefront of competition management on the African continent. Praise Allah Almighty. I thank the CAF Executive Committee led by Patrice Motsepe for the opportunity. Don’t forget that former CAF Chairman Ahmad Ahmad saw my potential firsthand. .”
In December last year, This black star legend is also a member of the Caf delegation to Ivory Coast Assess West African countries’ preparations for the 34th Africa Cup of Nations to be held in 2023.
“I left with my head held high. With your support, we have achieved many milestones in the development and promotion of African football and surpassed many obstacles,” he continued.
“As the first football player to hold such a senior management position, I believe I will not be the last. My fellow legends, thank you for your support, and thank my family for always being my rock.”
The former German-born player represented Ghana in the 1992 and 1994 African Cup of Nations. During his three-year international career, he played 25 times and scored one goal.