CAF first Vice President Constant Omari sees nothing wrong in using CAF funds for spiritual pilgrimage according to Insideworldfootball.
Omari made the revelation in an interview with African Sports Journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana.
A previous report by Insideworldfootball had pointed out that more than $100,000 had been spent by CAF, in May 2018, to send 16 African FA Presidents and two other football officials for the ‘Umrah’/lesser Hadj religious rites in Saudi Arabia.
“In Africa, we have provisions for things that come under welfare. What is wrong in this? The most important thing, in my opinion, is that the money did not go into the personal pocket of anyone,” Omari said.
“We are in Africa and we have our own culture and traditions. We cannot be acting as if we are in Europe, where they have their own culture, their own way of doing things, which is very different from us. I think this has to be respected.” Omari maintained.