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New Equatorial Guinea FA Boss Tomás Ndong Promises Reforms

Newly elected Equatorial Guinea Football Association (FEGUIFUT) Venancio Tomás Ndong Micha says reform is inevitable at Football House.

Micha was elected president for the next four years following a 16 to 15 victory over Gustavo Ndong Edu during the elective annual general meeting held in Malabo on May 15.

Edu bows out after ten years at the helm whose highlight was Equatorial Guinea’s qualification to 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Micha said his victory presents an opportunity for his administration to bring together different talents in the industry and to ensure Equatorial Guinea football assumes the level that it deserves.

“We have to come together and harness the qualities that we all hold and make sure that we lay a solid foundation for a big take off,” said Micha in an interview with a Malabo Radio.

“We have promised to ignite passion and to create wealth for everybody and we want to ensure that the fundamentals are right.

“We have to do our best to rebuild and professionalize football and change governance.”

Prior to the elective congress Micha, insisted on the expulsion of some members and provincial associations, deeming that they did not have the right to vote.

He also alleged that the candidate Gustavo Ndong Edu is being pursued by the law and should not stand.

However, there was the president of the Electoral Commission, as the person responsible, confirmed that they should go ahead with the elections.

Micha served as the vice-president of the football association during Edu’s tenure and still serves as the  general director of the Cano Sport Academy

It is worth noting that the outgoing President Edu was in July 2016 suspended for two years after being convicted by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for having been found guilty of attempts to  bribe match referees in order to influence an Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier between Equatorial Guinea and Mali on 10 April 2016.

However, three months  after claiming his innocence and after an inquiry, the CAF Appeals Panel quashed the decision of the Disciplinary Committee after they found the wording of the rule was flawed.

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