CAF Deputy General Secretary Antony Baffoe has been appointed one of the General Coordinators for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia this June and July.
Baffoe is one of the two Africans selected by the world football governing body to ensure all arrangements go well as planned during the FIFA Mundial.
The General Manager for Football Business of the South African Football Association Russell Paul is the other person who joins Baffoe for the World Cup job.
Russell and Baffoe were among the elite General Coordinators from around the world who were assigned to see the smooth running of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and FIFA has once again shown confidence in the two by giving them responsibilities during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Baffoe has made tremendous progress since hanging up his boots and has undertaken several projects in world football.
In 2014, he made history when he became the first black man to lead out two teams – Germany and Argentina – in a World Cup final in Brazil.
Back home in Ghana, he is the brainchild of the FIFpro chapter known as the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana [PFAG].
Russell is a seasoned administrator and is among a few influential General Coordinators within CAF who have handled FIFA World Cup assignments.
The two will be in Russia for the entire duration of the World Cup.