Following the UEFA President Michel Platini defending Morocco’s decision to postpone the 2015 African cup of Nations, initially scheduled to be host during the months of January and February in Morocco, a spat has erupted between the UEFA’s head and the CAF.
The CAF did not like what it called the ‘European football confederation head interfering in the affairs of his African counterparts” and explicitly issued a statement “saying the European football head had interfered in its affairs by questioning in the interview its decision to go ahead with the African Cup,” Agence Press reported.
Platini considers the CAF’s statement as a personal insult on his personality and is asking the African football body for a formal apology.
More than that, Platini regards the CAF’s criticism of him as “unfair, unwarranted and even insulting” and that they are based on “inaccurate information.”
“I now expect an immediate reaction of the statement in question, as well as a formal apology from the author of that statement,” Platini wrote in his letter to Hayatou. “Otherwise, I will react accordingly.”
The CAF said that its “sovereignty” was threatened by Platini.
The CAF “used some of its statement on Platini to justify why Africa’s top football tournament could still go ahead,” AP reported.
The Moroccan Times.