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African coup? CECAFA’s Gafaar comes under fire from Uganda’s Magogo

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November 6 – Reports in Africa suggest a coup is being hatched against Sirelkhatim Mutasim Gafaar. president of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA), Africa’s oldest regional football organisation.

Uganda FA boss Moses Magogo, who is reported to be spearheading the coup, has demanded, in a letter to Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, that Mutasim steps down  ‘having failed to conduct any business for two years.”

“This is therefore to kindly and officially ask the General Secretary to raise this matter for discussion at the next General Assembly,” said the letter.

CECAFA, which has endured months of bitter in-fighting, comprises Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti.

The regional body last held the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup and the Club Championships in 2015 and Magogo says there should be an election of the body’s entire executive.

Gafaar was elected in November 2015 but was forced to relinquish his Sudan FA presidency after over the weekend.

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