Former Ghanaian International, Anthony Baffoe, has resigned from his position as the Deputy General Secretary at the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Anthony Baffoe announced his resignation from his post of General Secretary in charge of football development at the end of a videoconferencing with his now ex-collaborators.
Baffoe said: “This was a decision I took three months ago due to personal reasons. The journey which started in November 2017 sadly ends, giving way to the start of a fresh journey. I count myself lucky to have served CAF and being at the forefront of the administration of the game on the continent. Praise be to Almighty Allah. I am grateful to the CAF Executive Committee led by Patrice Motsepe for the opportunity, not forgetting former CAF President Ahmad Ahmad for seeing the potential in me at first hand.”
“I leave with my head high as together with your support we achieved many milestones and crossed many hurdles as far as the development and promotion of African football is concerned. As the first footballer to serve in such a senior management position, I am convinced I won’t be the last. My fellow legends, thanks for the support and my family for always being my Rock”, he added.
The Ghanaian football legend was appointed as the General Secretary of CAF in November 2017 and served in that capacity for close to four years.
He is currently General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana which he founded in May 2009.
His role at PFAG includes working closely with the FIFPro Players' association and collaborating with the Ghana Football Association.
Mr. Baffoe is a FIFA Ambassador for the campaign against racism, a FIFA ambassador for SOS Children's Village, and an ambassador for Play Soccer Ghana.