The Deaf African Football Confederation – DAFC has announced the approved appointment of Mr Adjagbe Ibrahim from Gabon as one-year interim President of the DAFC in support of the Deaf International Football Association – DIFA.
Prior to his interim appointment as DAFC President, Ibrahim was the Vice President of DAFC Central Africa and made valuable contributions in supporting the development of the DAFC.
The outgoing president, Mr. Nde had been the DAFC President since 2015 until 2023 without any elections, in line with the DAFC statute which stipulates that the President is elected every four years. DIFA was therefore requested to appoint new DAFC executive committee and dissolve Mr. Nde along with other members of the executive committee.
The 2nd Elective General Assembly and elections of the DAFC, scheduled to take place in Abuja, Nigeria, on May 21-23, 2024, have been postponed to November 14-15, 2024 due to serious circumstances beyond the organisation’s control, including financial constraints, organized in conjunction with the 2nd African Deaf Football Championship (African Deaflympics Qualifiers) to be held in Abuja, Nigeria from 16 to 30 November 2024.
DAFC, in a statement, expressed confident that Mr. Adjagbe Ibrahim, as Acting President, will take the DAFC to greater heights ahead of the DAFC General Assembly and Elections.
“Let us work cooperatively with him because he has all the capabilities necessary to lead the DAFC.” It said.