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'Funeral costs are valid!' CAF struggles to explain the financial rot discovered after audit
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'Funeral costs are valid!' CAF struggles to explain the financial rot discovered after audit

The CAF Executive Committee on Friday moved to clarify some contentious issues raised in the audit report done by PwC carried out in the past three months during a meeting held in Doha, Qatar.

In a statement published on its website, CAF refuted claims that there were massive financial irregularities at its headquarters with unexplained and undocumented payments done. 

The statement said that the funeral cost flagged by PwC was indeed a valid entry and justifiable. 

"Support for funerals: These are acts of solidarity in support of families of individuals who have served African football, including the family of the late Hussein Swaleh, who passed away in a plane crash," it read. 

CAF also said issued raised on the utilisation of FIFA Foward funds was neither here nor there as the disbursement had already been audited by international firms including PwC on behalf of FIFA.

The thorny issue of payments made to shadowy equipment firm TacticalSteel was also discussed. "Regarding this issue, the procedures are before various jurisdictions. CAF is ready to provide the relevant justification for the matter as previously authorised by the CAF Executive Committee," they wrote.

Structural changes

The meeting, held on the sidelines of African Super Cup, also discussed a presentation dubbed "Transform CAF 2021".  This is road aimed at transforming CAF's administrative and governance structure and bring it to international standards within two years. 

“Transform 2021” is based on 4 main pillars. These are organization and governance, competitions, refereeing, and infrastructure development. These pillars will be implemented a number of measures and should be completed by June 2020.