Friday, 25 August 2017

CAN 2019: The Troubled Role Of The Nigerian Football Federation

Some voices questioned the choice of an audit firm without calling for competition. The Confederation of African Football will find it difficult to recover from its missed inspection mission in Cameroon. 

Every day that passes reveals its share of difficulties to solve for the government of Ahmad Ahmad, as a result of this setback. The latest is the questioning within the institution itself, and outside of the choice by private contract PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) to carry out the audit of the organization set up by Cameroon. Indeed, PWC was chosen by the Executive Board of the Caf on a private contract, without call for competition during the meeting of the emergency committee on 28 July 2018 in Tangier, Morocco. The minutes of this meeting do not provide information on the advantages of this preference. In order to fully understand the relations between CAF and PWC and the latest developments in the inspection mission initially planned for Cameroon from 20 to 28 August, a few titles of the Nigerian press must be read. It happens that behind the main reforms introduced during the famous July symposium in Morocco which, among other things, increased the number of participating teams from 16 to 24, hides one of CAF's most influential players At present, the Nigerian Pinnick Amaju. President of the Football Federation of Nigeria since September 2014, he is presented as the man who wants "world standards to be respected" when organizing the final phase of the CAN. 
CAN 2019: The Troubled Role Of The Nigerian Football Federation

PWC and the latest developments in the inspection mission originally scheduled to take place in Cameroon from 20 to 28 August, a few titles of the Nigerian press must be read. It happens that behind the main reforms introduced during the famous July symposium in Morocco which, among other things, increased the number of participating teams from 16 to 24, hides one of CAF's most influential players At present, the Nigerian Pinnick Amaju. President of the Football Federation of Nigeria since September 2014, he is presented as the man who wants "world standards to be respected" when organizing the final phase of the CAN. PWC and the latest developments in the inspection mission originally scheduled to take place in Cameroon from 20 to 28 August, a few titles of the Nigerian press must be read. It happens that behind the main reforms introduced during the famous July symposium in Morocco which, among other things, increased the number of participating teams from 16 to 24, hides one of CAF's most influential players At present, the Nigerian Pinnick Amaju. President of the Football Federation of Nigeria since September 2014, he is presented as the man who wants "world standards to be respected" when organizing the final phase of the CAN. 
It happens that behind the main reforms introduced during the famous July symposium in Morocco which, among other things, increased the number of participating teams from 16 to 24, hides one of CAF's most influential players At present, the Nigerian Pinnick Amaju. President of the Football Federation of Nigeria since September 2014, he is presented as the man who wants "world standards to be respected" when organizing the final phase of the CAN. It happens that behind the main reforms introduced during the famous July symposium in Morocco which, among other things, increased the number of participating teams from 16 to 24, hides one of CAF's most influential players At present, the Nigerian Pinnick Amaju. President of the Football Federation of Nigeria since September 2014, he is presented as the man who wants "world standards to be respected" when organizing the final phase of the CAN.

Elected to the CAF Executive Committee in March 2017, following Ahmad Ahmad's victory, Amaju Pinnick is the one who claims to have defended the audit reform of the CAN organization by an independent cabinet. The Nigerian site Newafricansoccer reports that Amaju Pinnick knows PWC well because the firm, among the most famous in the world in its field, has regularly audited the Nigerian Football Federation since September 2014. As when the executive committee approved the decision of a Independent verification of the facilities, Amaju Pinnick calls on PriceWaterhouseCoopers Nigeria, with which he is linked, to participate in the inspection mission scheduled in Cameroon. 

A choice that he made act by the emergency committee of July 28th gathered in Tangier in Morocco. According to the same site, A problem would have arisen between the Nigerian and Cameroon branches of PWC. PWC Nigeria contacted PWC Cameroon and informed him of the task entrusted to him. As a branch of the host country, PWC Cameroon should provide local knowledge and logistical support to its counterpart from Nigeria. PWC Cameroon, however, has attempted to underestimate the audit standards to be applied, which, according to its Nigeria counterpart, has been opposed, insisting on maintaining an international-level checklist. On this PWC Cameroon withdrew all assistance to PWC Nigeria, which therefore could no longer go to Cameroon, according to the internal procedures of this multinational. Informed of the task entrusted to him. As a branch of the host country, PWC Cameroon should provide local knowledge and logistical support to its counterpart from Nigeria. 

PWC Cameroon, however, has attempted to underestimate the audit standards to be applied, which, according to its Nigeria counterpart, has been opposed, insisting on maintaining an international-level checklist. On this PWC Cameroon withdrew all assistance to PWC Nigeria, which therefore could no longer go to Cameroon, according to the internal procedures of this multinational. Informed of the task entrusted to him. As a branch of the host country, PWC Cameroon should provide local knowledge and logistical support to its counterpart from Nigeria. PWC Cameroon, however, has attempted to underestimate the audit standards to be applied, which, according to its Nigeria counterpart, has been opposed, insisting on maintaining an international-level checklist. On this PWC Cameroon withdrew all assistance to PWC Nigeria, which therefore could no longer go to Cameroon, according to the internal procedures of this multinational. 

PWC Cameroon has tried to underestimate the auditing standards to be applied, which according to its sister of Nigeria has opposed, insisting to maintain a grid of verification of international level. On this PWC Cameroon withdrew all assistance to PWC Nigeria, which therefore could no longer go to Cameroon, according to the internal procedures of this multinational. PWC Cameroon has tried to underestimate the auditing standards to be applied, which according to its sister of Nigeria has opposed, insisting to maintain a grid of verification of international level. On this PWC Cameroon withdrew all assistance to PWC Nigeria, which therefore could no longer go to Cameroon, according to the internal procedures of this multinational.

This version, which resembles a CAF offensive, is smiling even within the continental organization, by its obvious intention to save the face of the heads of the executive committee in front of the disappointment inflicted by the last minute withdrawal from PWC of The inspection mission in Cameroon. Edouard Messou, President of PWC for Francophone Africa, even told our colleague Integration: "In Casablanca (Morocco) on August 17, 2017, during a working session with the president of the Caf, the debate around the book Of PWC burden on Cameroonian soil has escaped the sphere of neutrality to become, in the eyes of this structure, a stake for the sidelining of Cameroon ". What is clear, It is the non-existence of a call for competition for the choice of an audit firm for CAF inspection missions. Were the well-known relations between the President of the Nigerian Football Federation and PWC Nigeria sufficient for him to be detained without further trial? A meeting of the Executive Committee of the CIF is scheduled for September. It will have to decide on the next inspection mission in Cameroon but should first learn the lessons of the failure of the first. Other sources at Caf talk about negotiations to find another audit firm to replace PWC. 

Were the well-known relations between the President of the Nigerian Football Federation and PWC Nigeria sufficient for him to be detained without further trial? A meeting of the Executive Committee of the CIF is scheduled for September. It will have to decide on the next inspection mission in Cameroon but should first learn the lessons of the failure of the first. Other sources at Caf talk about negotiations to find another audit firm to replace PWC. Were the well-known relations between the President of the Nigerian Football Federation and PWC Nigeria sufficient for him to be detained without further trial? A meeting of the Executive Committee of the CIF is scheduled for September. It will have to decide on the next inspection mission in Cameroon but should first learn the lessons of the failure of the first. Other sources at Caf talk about negotiations to find another audit firm to replace PWC.

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