Benin’s Cotonou To Host First CAF Ordinary Assembly In July 2023

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that Cotonou, the capital city of the West African state of Benin is scheduled to host the 45th CAF Ordinary General Assembly on 13 July.

This will be the first time the small West African nation will be hosting a CAF Ordinary Assembly, marking a significant milestone in the nation’s history with CAF.

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The continental football governing body expressed delight about working in tandem with the Benin Football Association, the Government of Benin, and various other stakeholders to host CAF’s Ordinary Assembly in the country.

The event is expected to pool African football leaders to deliberate on pertinent issues that affect football development on the continent.

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CAF’S Executive Committee will be presented the needed avenue at the Assembly to present reports on the progress made in their work thus far,

In justifying why Benin has been chosen to host the Ordinary General Assembly, CAF cited the country’s recent hosting of the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup final as a pointer to the country’s ability to host events of such magnitude.

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