Ex-Ghana defender Tony Baffoe has been appointed as Deputy General Secretary of the administrative and controlling body for African association football, CAF ( The Confederation of African Football).
He was proposed by CAF President Ahmad to the Executive Committee in accordance with the statutory provisions, and the Executive Committee approved his appointment during its meeting held on Thursday, 16 November 2017 in Rabat, Morocco.
Baffoe is in charge of Development and Competitions and will report to Egyptian Amr Fahmy, who was also named as the new General Secretary of CAF under same conditions.
Ghanaian Anthony Baffoe. 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.
Baffoe has made tremendous progress since hanging up his boots and has undertaken several projects in world football.
Until his recent appointment, he was a FIFA General Co-ordinator and supervised several tournaments including the FIFA World Cup finals.
He made history when he became the first black man to lead out two teams - Germany and Argentina - in 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.