COSAFA President Dr Phillip Chiyangwa recently convened a meeting aimed at creating support for the underfire CAF boss Ahmad Ahmad.
The emergency meeting, held in Egypt, was attended by CAF executive committee member Augustin Senghor and Zonal President Gibrille Pele.
Ahmad has of late been under the spotlight and spent a day in police custody in France two weeks ago for allegations involving corruption.
Chiyangwa who masterminded the Malagasy administrator’s rise to the CAF presidency in 2017 then called for unity within the African football to allow the development of the game on the continent.
“This was a meeting called by me as the supreme head of Change in African football, who doubles as campaign manager for most of the CAF Exco members,” said Chiyangwa, according to COSAFA.
“In the pursuit, I have achieved commitment among all Zonal and Exco members that they will work for unity and development of the game with the utmost respect and support for President Ahmad forthwith.
“That there be one centre of power which is the CAF President, Mr Ahmad. There will be a follow-up meeting convened to strengthen the ideals of the football revolution as enunciated when the struggle began.
“It is hoped that the team, headed by President Ahmad, will see the development trajectory rising to enable growth throughput all Zones, under the FIFA assistance programmes.”