Musa Bility Files Lawsuit Against Caf At Court of Arbitration for Sport

Musa H. Bility

Musa Bility, former President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), and a  member of the Confederation of African Football’s Executive Committee, has said he will file a case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

Bility is unhappy with what he calls the ‘co-operation agreement’ between the Confederation of African Football (Caf) and Fifa.

In a statement he said he will file a case imminently seeking to have the agreement made “null and void with immediate effect”.

The recent agreement will see Fifa Secretary-General Fatma Samoura work with Caf as a “General Delegate to Africa”.

It is a move where he hopes Cas “will give interim orders stopping the hostile takeover of Caf by Fifa and especially the decision to bring Fatma Samoura to head the Caf Secretariat.”

The controversial decision to bring in Samoura was given “almost unanimous” support by Caf’s Executive Committee according to the head of the Nigerian federation Amaju Pinnick.

Pinnick insisted that Samoura’s appointment would help “strengthen our judicial, governance and fiscal discipline”.

Fifa President Gianni Infantino attended the meeting and said he believed the plan would help “significantly improve” football on the continent.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.