He was voted in at Thursday’s congress of the world football’s governing body in Bahrain.
Profesor Atangana Amougou has been assistant director for Cameroon’s international relations institute, IRIC, where he gave out lectures for years. Recently, the 52 year old diplomat was appointed cabinet director of La Francophonie.
Other Africans elected on to Fifa committees at 67th Congress include:
Chairman: Justice Anin Yeboah (Ghana) – Supreme Court Justice
Members: Maclean Letshwiti (Botswana), Guy Akpovi (Togo), Mahmoud Hammami (Tunisia)
Members: Jean-Louis Atangana Amougou (Cameroon), Alberto Simango (Mozambique)
Ethics Committee – investigatory chamber:
Deputy chairman: Martin Ngoga (Rwanda) – Former Prosecutor General
Members: Janet Katisya (Kenya)
Ethics Committee – adjudicatory chamber:
Members: Justice Ayotunde Phillips (Nigeria)
Audit and Compliance Committee:
Members: Andrew Kamanga (Zambia)