Tony Baffoe appointed deputy General Secretary at CAF

Former Ghana International Anthony Baffoe has been appointed as the deputy General Secretary for Football and Development by the Confederations of Africa Football.

The FIFA match coordinator’s appointment was confirmed on Thursday at a general meeting.

Baffoe becomes the latest Ghanaian to earn an appointment from the continent’s football governing body after Ghana Football Association Communication Director Ibrahim Sannie Darra was appointed on the CAF media expert panel.

The ex-Fortuna Düsseldorf, Fortuna Köln and FC Metz center half will be working together with Amr Fahmy who is the new General Secretary for CAF as well as Essadik Alaoui who was also appointed as the Deputy General Secretary Administration and Finance.

He also joins fellow Ghanaian Fred Crentsil, George Afriyie and Alhaji MND Jawula who all received various appointments from CAF last months.

Until his recent appointment, he was a FIFA General Co-ordinator and supervised several tournaments including the FIFA World Cup finals.

Back home in Ghana, he is the brainchild of the FIFpro chapter known as the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana [PFAG].

Early this year, he was named a member of the Bundesliga Legends Network which includes nine ex-professionals Jiayi Shao and Jörg Albertz (China), Steven Cherundolo (USA), Pavel Pardo (Mexico), Wynton Rufer (Oceania ), Bum-Kun Cha (South Korea) and Paulo Sergio ( Brazil ).

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.