Freetown, Sierra Leone – In a significant achievement for Sierra Leonean sports, Lawyer Drucil Taylor has been appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). This appointment marks him as the second Sierra Leonean to receive such an honour within the framework of the Disciplinary Board.
Drucil Taylor’s appointment, confirmed by CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe in a letter dated 29th November 2023, comes after Abdul Rahman Swaray. The Executive Committee of CAF unanimously passed a resolution, cementing Drucil Taylor’s role for a four-year term, effective from 18th November 2023.
A legal luminary in Sierra Leone, Lawyer Drucil Taylor previously served as the head of the Ethics Committee of the Sierra Leone Football Association during Madam Isha Johansen’s presidency. However, the committee was dissolved during a congress this year, leading to a repositioning of key figures in the football governance landscape.
Beyond the Disciplinary Board, Sierra Leone boasts additional representation within various CAF committees. Late Benji Davies, the former SLFA president, was appointed to the CAF referee committee. The late Justice Tolla Thompson served on the CAF Statute Committee, and former SLFA General Secretary, Alimu Bah, contributed to the CAF Appeals Committee, with his initial appointment dating back to the 2005 CAF U17 tournament hosted in Banjul, The Gambia.
In total, five distinguished Sierra Leoneans have been appointed to different committees within CAF, underscoring the country’s growing influence and participation in African football governance.
Drucil Taylor’s appointment to the prestigious Disciplinary Board signifies not only personal achievement but also a testament to the calibre of professionals emerging from Sierra Leone in the realm of football administration. The nation celebrates this milestone and looks forward to continued contributions on the continental stage. BT/6/12/2023