“Four countries submitted a bid: Nigeria, SA, Senegal and Morocco. Nigeria and SA did not submit documentation that met the requirements.
“With Morocco and Senegal left, the latter withdrew, leaving only Morocco. Caf and Caf president Dr Motsepe were duty-bound to implement the outcomes of this process. It is common cause that Egypt did not submit a bid.
“While I understand that Dr Motsepe is the president of Caf and therefore the face of the organisation, it is inherently unfair and wrong to say that one person, for whatever reasons, took a decision alone to advance whatever reasons. It is just illogical and untrue.”
September also addressed comments that, in the official’s words, “Caf sabotaged Ahly by staging Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and Club World Cups at the same time.”
He wrote: “On the comments made on Afcon Cameroon 2021 and Club World Cup 2022 by coach Pitso, it is common cause that Caf had set the date for the Afcon 2021 in 2019. This was at least two years before Dr Motsepe was elected Caf president.
“The date for the Fifa Club World Cup was announced in November 2021 — when everyone knew already the dates for the Afcon 2021 tournament. This was less than two months before Afcon 2021 in Cameroon.
“Caf does not schedule dates for the Club Wold Cup — it is a Fifa Competition. The comments by the coach therefore are baseless and not informed.”