Ex-Ghana international, Anthony Baffoe has been appointed the Confederation of African Football’s Deputy General Secretary in charge of Development and Competitions.
Baffoe’s appointment was approved during the Caf Executive Committee meeting held on Thursday, 16 November 2017 in Rabat, Morocco.
He will work under newly appointed Caf General Secretary Amr Fahmy.
Baffoe has been on the rise in his chosen path after hanging up his boots. He helped form the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), a representative body for footballers in the country and affiliated to FifPro.
He has served as a Match Commissioner and General Coordinator for CAF and FIFA sanctioned tournaments.
Born in Germany, the 52-year old was capped 25 times by Ghana between 1991 and 1994, and also captained the Black Stars for the final match of the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal against Cote d’Ivoire, which the latter won 11-10 on penalties.
After a playing that started from Germany, through France to Hong Kong (Asia) and terminating in Venezuela (South America), he ventured into event management and also launching a cause for the protection of the right of footballers in his native Ghana. Holder of a CAF License ‘A’ Coaching Certificate, he has attended various FIFA training programs in Administration, and doubles as a FIFA Instructor in Administration and Management.
Meanwhile, Moroccan Essadik Alaoui has also been appointed Deputy General Secretary in charge of Administration and Finance. The 50-year-old is a polyglot like Fahmy and Baffoe. He initially studied English Literature, before moving towards a curriculum in sport.