Things are really shaping up for former football legends in Africa as the CAF president plans to engage former footballers in his activities.

The likes of Ghana legend Abedi Pele, Didier Drogba and many other retired footballers on the continent has been involved for this progress that would bring rapid development to the game.“I’ve spoken to (Didier) Drogba by telephone, I saw Abedi Pele, a colleague’s seen Samuel Eto’o, I talked to Patrick M’boma,” said

Ahmad. “Soon, we will organise a meeting with representatives of these African stars to discuss future collaborations with CAF. For example, at the next CAN under-17s (May 21st to June 4th, in Gabon) I would like to set up a sponsorship for players to come and talk with young people, give motivation and advice.”

Ahmad addressed allegations that the football governing body has not been transparent in its dealings down the years. “The change I can guarantee is at the level of financial management because perhaps for too long CAF is not at the (proper) standard, with lack of transparency,” he said. “Bad governance, with interference in the making of decisions – all that is going to stop.”