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Mahmoud Taher invited to discuss future of African Football

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President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Issa Hayatou invited Mahmoud Taher, Al Ahly President, to join a conference on the 15th of March, regarding the future of African football. 

CAF has decided to set this roundtable to discuss the future, image, and role of African football. The talk will include Gianni Infantino, president of the International Federation of the Association of Football (FIFA), former Mali President Alpha Oumar Konare, former Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen, Nawal El Moutawakel, who will represent the International Olympic Committee, and former Liberia international footballer George Weah.

Also joining the roundtable are businessmen Arnaud Lagardere, chairman of Lagardère group, and Patrick Pouyanné, chairman of Total S.A. President of the Zambian Football Association Andrew Kamanga, Ivorian legend Didier Drogba, and Cameroonian star Roger Milla are also invited.

Taher will be the only Egyptian participating in the discussion, and he will present Al Ahly’s vision for the future of African football. Considered to be the largest club in Africa, Al Ahly is burdened by all the demands and ambitions of clubs throughout the continent.

Furthermore, Taher stressed that the Red Devils are prepared to take on the role as pioneers and leaders of the African continent, as the club has done for over a 100 years in Egypt. Al Ahly’s exemplary leadership in Egypt, as seen through demanding that all clubs gain all their rights and that everyone responds to its demands as the foundation of the game, and the maker of its past and future.

Graduated with a degree in Journalism from the American University in Dubai. Currently, working with Bloomberg News. Passionate about sports.

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